Published Articles

New mandatory reporting law: what it means for you

Critics fear suicides will continue because impaired doctors may avoid reaching out.
27 February 2019

Baby videos, chiros, docs and why AHPRA is struggling

COMMENT: The system works on peer review, meaning chiros are judging chiros, writes Australian Doctor editor Paul Smith.
25 February 2019

AHPRA wants to list doctors' aliases on med register

The regulator says practitioners have taken on false names to hide their identities.
20 February 2019

Board plans tougher stance on doctors who offer CAM

The proposal would cover the gamut from herbal remedies to experimental stem cell treatments.
18 February 2019

GP found dead after sexual assault charges

He was due in court in March to face more than 20 charges.
18 February 2019

'Confusing' mandatory reporting reform set for parliamentary vote

The reform recommended by a Queensland parliamentary committee has the AMA and College worried.
07 February 2019

'We doctors are hurting': AMA boss slams mandatory reporting law

Dr Tony Bartone says the proposed legislation will only have negative consequences.
05 December 2018

Revealed: who's reporting who to AHPRA

Health practitioners reported their peers more than 5000 times in six years.
03 December 2018

Revealed: New rules on sexual boundaries between doctors and patients

Medical board's latest guidelines include a section on physical examinations.
28 November 2018

GP's attack on complainant sparks AHPRA review of privacy safeguards

Victim was told her complaint would be expedited if her name was disclosed.
23 November 2018