Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Responding to a Subpoena or Summons

Nihal D'Cruz, Business Development Manager - Corporate Relations, MIGA  provide some guidelines for managing the production of medical records in response to formal legal requirements such as Orders for Non-Party Discovery and Subpoena/Summons to Produce Documents.
These guidelines below were developed in liaison with the claims solicitors at MIGA.  More...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Disclosing information to the police

We often receive enquiries from practitioners seeking guidance about disclosing information to police. Generally the police will either attend the practice unannounced or ring the medical practice requesting information about a patient. Nihal D’Cruz, MIGA Business Development Manager – Corporate Relationship provides some helpful explanations around how this is impacted by the Australian Privacy Principles.    More...

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

When Practice Systems Let You Down

Nihal D’Cruz, Underwriting and Risk Education Manager at MIGA, shows us the critical link between practice systems and clinical outcomes.

Today’s medical practice is a busy, pulsating entity, regularly working overtime pumping out patients. On most days patients come and go without incident, but when something does go wrong it’s often due to unhealthy practice systems and procedures.  More...

Thursday, August 03, 2017

​Maintaining your own health - Make it a priority

The ‘health’ of doctors is an issue that is gaining more prominence nationally, and it is a serious issue of concern in the industry. Unfortunately it is not a recent phenomenon, but has been bubbling away under the surface of the profession for many years in many forms. Nihal D’Cruz, MIGA Business Development Manager – Corporate Relationships explains the importance of maintaining your own health.  More...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

​Why insurance cover for legal expenses is important

Nihal D’Cruz, MIGA Business Development Manager – Corporate Relationships explores why insurance cover for legal expenses is important When doctors think of medical indemnity insurance, their first thought is compensation claims and the large sums that can be awarded to patients.

However for many of our clients their reliance on their insurance cover doesn’t just relate to compensation claims, it extends to the legal expenses cover needed to defend themselves in relation to a complaint or disciplinary action.  More...

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