• Avant publications

  • Avant offers a range of print and digital publications containing insights gained from our members’ experiences through Avant Law, our Medico-legal Advisory Service and claims team. Avant medical and legal experts provide key learnings to help you manage risk.

  • Connect magazine

    Avant's biannual member magazine, Connect, explores topics relevant to medical practitioners using insights from our claims managers, medical advisors and Avant Law solicitors.

    Connect Issue 11

    Connect Issue 11

    In this latest edition of Connect magazine, our medico-legal experts share insights on recent member cases to help you manage common dilemmas in today’s medical practice. Some of these explored in this issue include pressure from patients to prescribe, managing unreasonable patient and family expectations, and disclosing health information without consent. We also summarise the key legislative and regulatory changes in 2018 affecting doctors across Australia. Avant member A/Prof Richard Cracknell, Head of Emergency for South Western Sydney Health District, speaks to us about his team’s collaborative project to address ED complaints, which was nominated for a NSW Health Award. 2018 Avant Foundation Grant recipient A/Prof Nola Ries also discusses her research into defensive medical practice, which will inform educational resources for doctors.

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    Issue focus   Issue no.   Publication and resources

    The changing practice of medicine

      Issue no.10   Read: Connect issue 10 online  


      Issue no.9   Read: Connect issue 9 online  

    Maintaining professional standards

      Issue no.8   Read: Connect issue 8 online  

    Our strength in defence

      Issue no.7   Read: Connect issue 7 online  

    Striving for a better healthcare system

      Issue no.6   Read: Connect issue 6 online  

    Communicating for better outcomes

      Issue no.5  

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    Protecting members every day

      Issue no.4  

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    Your legal defence

      Issue no.3  

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    Risk management

      Issue no.2  

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      Issue no.1  

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  • The year that was: 2017 in review

    We look back at the key national and state legislative updates, landmark cases and government submissions that shaped 2017 for doctors. Read more »

  • Avant Annual Report 2018

    Our role is to defend, advise, protect and support our members.

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    Annual Report 2018