Related organisations

Health Professional Councils Authority
The Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) is an administrative agency of the NSW Ministry of Health. HPCA staff support the 14 NSW health professional Councils, including the Medical Council of NSW, in performing their regulatory and legislative functions under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

HPCA staff are located at two sites:

Gladesville: Building 45, the Old Gladesville Hospital Grounds, Gladesville NSW - for the Medical Council of NSW

Sydney city: Level 6, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW - for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Dental, Medical Radiation Practice, Nursing and Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Psychology Councils.

Website: www.hpca.nsw.gov.au

A summary of the HPCA Strategic Framework for 2014-2016 is available to view via the following link: http://www.hpca.nsw.gov.au/Publications-and-Policies/Corporate-Documents/default.aspx

Health Care Complaints Commission
The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) is an independent, statutory organisation that provides support and services to the people of New South Wales by providing a means to make a complaint about health services and individual health practitioners. The Commission works with the Medical Council in a co-regulatory environment. Website: www.hccc.nsw.gov.au

Australian Medical Council
The Australian Medical Council is the national body responsible for the accreditation of medical schools and courses in Australia and New Zealand, the assessment for admission to practice of overseas trained medical practitioners and for advising on uniform approaches to registration of medical practitioners. Website: www.amc.org.au

NSW Ministry of Health
The NSW Ministry of Health is an important part of the NSW community and a major responsibility of the NSW Government. The NSW Ministry of Health provides a comprehensive range of health and health related services covering health protection, health promotion and education, health screening, diagnosis, treatment, emergency transport, acute care, rehabilitation, continuing care for chronic illness, counselling, support and palliative care. Website: www.health.nsw.gov.au

Medicare
Medicare is Australia's universal health care system introduced in 1984 to provide eligible Australian residents with affordable, accessible and high quality health care. Medicare was established based on the understanding that all Australians should contribute to the cost of health care according to their ability to pay. Medicare Australia can provide information or assistance on a variety of issues including Medicare rebates and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Website: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/medicare-services

Pharmaceutical Services
Pharmaceutical Services is responsible for the administration of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act and Regulation, the development of policies and guidelines to complement the legislation, and the administration of the Highly Specialised Drugs Program for New South Wales. Website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/publichealth/pharmaceutical/index.asp

Organisations providing advice for doctors

Doctors Health Advisory Service
This is a service for doctors experiencing problems with their health. These problems are mainly divided into those relating to substance abuse and problems of physical or psychological illness. The DHAS is independent of all other medical organisations and offers confidential advice to impaired doctors, their families and medical students. Website: www.dhas.org.au

Australian Medical Association
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is an independent organisation. The primary role of the AMA is to formulate policies on issues of concern to the medical profession. Website: www.ama.com.au