Practitioner

Council Annual Reports 2018/19

The 2018/19 annual reports are now avilable. For the 2018/19 reporting period, the annual reports of the 15 NSW Health Professional Councils (Councils) are available as a combined report. The 2018/19 annual report is structured in three parts: Part 1 Information that...

I have to attend drug or alcohol screening

Some practitioners need to attend screening for drug and/or alcohol use. This page explains the process and provides the policies, procedures and practical information these practitioners will need.

Proprietors and financial interest holders: It is that time again - Annual Renewals and Annual Declarations

Pharmacy proprietors and financial interest holders are reminded of the following important dates: 1 June 2018 - Due date for completed Annual Declarations. 30 June 2018 - Due date for payment of the Annual Renewal of Pharmacy Premises fee. An Annual Declaration –...

Top honours for NSW doctors

The following NSW doctors and medical researchers were recognised in the Australia Day Honours List: Companion (AC) in the General Division Professor Nicholas Joseph Talley (pictured): For eminent service to medical research, and to education in the field of...

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Dental Council of NSW advising Cronulla Dental Surgery patients

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is contacting patients who have undergone invasive dental procedures at a Cronulla dental practice. The Dental Council of NSW and NSW Health conducted an investigation and found evidence of poor cleaning and...

Exemption from storage requirements for goods requiring refrigeration

A new exemption is now in force exempting the pharmacist in charge of a pharmacy from the storage requirements of clause 73(1) and clause 76 of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008, where the pharmacy is a hospital pharmacy or a retail pharmacy. This...
Council membership
This page lists membership vacancies with the 14 NSW Health Professional Councils.

Chlamydia: Do you know your patient's partner?

Doctors who treat a patient for a chlamydia infection must record the contact details of their patient’s partner. To minimise the risk that patients become reinfected with Chlamydia, it is acceptable practice for doctors to give their patients prescriptions for...

Good practice to prescribing and dispensing compounded medicines

The Pharmacy Board of Australia and Medical Board of Australia have released a joint statement to remind pharmacists and medical practitioners of their respective responsibilities relating to compounded medicines which in turn will protect patients. A compounded...

Codeine to be script-only

Pain is a significant health burden for many Australians, with up to one in five Australians living with chronic pain. A large proportion of the population rely on over the counter combination medicines containing codeine to manage this pain. However, from 1 February...

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