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...

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The value of having your own insurance in the hospital setting is not always obvious

Nihal D’Cruz, MIGA Business Development Manager – Corporate Relationships explains why the value of having your own insurance in the hospital setting is not always obvious. A recent survey of MIGA clients asked doctors working in the public hospital system questions about their medical indemnity insurance arrangements. The results highlighted that only 41% of hospital doctors know what they are covered for in the indemnity provided by their hospital and only 50% understand why they should have their own insurance as a ‘back up’ to the cover provided by their hospital.
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