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Our Council was established in July 2010 under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW). It is part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

We aim to protect the health and safety of the public by managing complaints about doctors and students.

We manage complaints about the professional performance, conduct and/or health of a registered doctor in NSW.

If you are concerned about the health, conduct or performance of a registered doctor or student, let us know - anyone can make a complaint.

Find out about how we assess a complaint about you, including possible outcomes.

Medical Council of NSW Latest News and Updates
Medical Benevolent Association of NSW
Over the last 10 years, the Medical Council of NSW has supported the work of the Medical Benevolent Association of NSW by contributing $500 000 to...
Telehealth
When the Federal Government made telehealth universally available as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, it was life-...
Recalls and reminders
The doctor-patient relationship is the bedrock of medical practice. This relationship requires not only careful communication in consultations but...
Lost in translation
According to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare , almost 60% of adult Australians have low health literacy, which means...
picture of yes dice
Ensuring patients have given their informed consent to a course of medical treatment is integral to safe medical practice and is embedded in everyday...
Capsules compounding in the pharmacy laboratory
In recent years there has been an increase in complaints about compounded medicines supplied by community pharmacies. These complaints relate to...
About the Council Directed Health Assessments List HPCA is seeking applications from registered health professionals to become a health assessor on...
Warning to doctors – misuse of fentanyl patches The NSW Ministry of Health has issued a warning to doctors about the risks associated with fentanyl...
A number of NCAT decisions have been featured in recent editions of our doctors' newsletter. However, most practitioners who come to the attention of...
a medical professional in scrubs and gloves uses a needle to draw up a vaccine from its vial
The Medical Council has received an increasing number of complaints from patients whose doctors’ have made preventable errors during vaccine...
We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional lands of the Eora Nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.