ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Sunday 31 May 2015

Free medico-legal workshop for health professionals in Broken Hill 3 June 2015

Are you a health professional? Do you live in the Broken Hill region?

If you answered yes to both those questions, then make a note in your diary for this Wednesday,

3 June 2015


There's a free medico-legal workshop for health professionals being run in #BrokenHill this Wednesday 3 June 2015.
MsAllyson Alker, Senior Risk Advisor - MDA National will present a-

Medico Legal Update
The session will focus on 'practical risk management'.

MDA National provides medical indemnity services.

The session is a professional development opportunity designed for -

GPs, Registrars, Hospital Doctors, Practice Nurses, Hospital Nurses, Allied Health staff, Primary Health staff, Dentists, other health professionals, administration and support staff.

My source - a Tweet from @RuralDoctorsAus
(Rural Doctors Association of Australia)

Time - 6.30pm registration and refreshments for 7pm presentation
Place - University Department of Rural Health (the University of Sydney)
Morgan Street, Broken Hill

More information about the event can be found via the Tweet, and the link below -

Session details -
Explanation of privacy and confidentiality obligations for medical practitioners
  • Professional and personal obligations
  • What information can you share
    • Other healthcare providers/organisations
    • Family/carers

Maintaining good records
  • Content
  • Using acronyms
  • Time savers

Dealing with a request for access to medical records
  • Limitations to access
  • Alternatives
  • Third party requests i.e. insurers, workers compensation
  • Subpoenas

The online space
  • Telehealth
  • Social media
  • Using electronic devices to share information

This session will include case studies and a 20 minute question and answer session.

Bookings/registration by Monday 1 June 2015 via email to Natalie Miani at Far West NSW Medicare Local - nmiani@fwml.com.au (fax 08 8087 9806)

Provide Name, Practice/Facility, Email, Contact No (mobile preferred) and Dietary requirements.

Cheers, Jane Deany

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