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Maria Cosmidis and Dr Geoff Brieger sat down with us to talk about their experience and role as Medical Council members.


Do you know what authorities you need to issue prescriptions? 

The Council receives many complaints about poor and/or unauthorised prescribing of Schedule 8 (S8) drugs.


Have you ever used someone else’s credentials because they were already logged in?
Do you try to cut corners by staying logged in to save time?


With a long and successful career in medicine, Associate Professor Richard Walsh comes to the Medical Council of NSW with a distinguished record. We spoke with Dr Walsh about his career and his vis


Communication between hospitals and doctors can have an enormous impact on the health outcomes of patients, and it all starts with a humble discharge summary.


It’s not top of mind but understanding how the regulatory puzzle fits together can be useful. Most practitioners don’t think about medical regulation, hoping they will never need to know.  

Associate Professor Richard Walsh

We all know that clear two way communication with patients is an essential element of good medical practice.


Sometimes, it’s necessary for a doctor to stop seeing a patient, or a patient may not want to see you.


The Medical Council spoke to Dr Rosa Canalese, senior medical adviser at Avant and a Central Coast GP about communication strategies with patients when there’s been a mistake in clinica


A family member rings and asks if Mum has been to the doctor today? Saying yes, could be a breach of confidentiality.