It's difficult keeping up with the competing demands of being a doctor – many of you also teach, supervise, mentor, or run your own practice on top of providing high quality clinical care to patients. That's where we can help. We're here to not only make your professional life easier, we're here to make it better.

About Workplace Relations

Our Workplace Relations Team provides advice and assistance to:

  • Visiting Medical Officers and Visiting Medical Practitioners

  • Staff Specialists

  • Doctors-in-Training

  • Doctors employing staff in private practice

We help equip members with knowledge, resources, and support in a range of areas, including:

  • Employment and workplace relations

  • Practice management

  • Medico-legal

Our focus is on pro-active support, to help members look ahead and anticipate challenges and opportunities before they escalate into problems or disputes. We engage in industrial advocacy and representation for members to further your professional interests and to help protect your rights. Of course, we’re also here to help when things start going wrong.

The services we provide

Workplace Relations

Our dedicated team provides advice and assistance to members in the public and private hospital systems regarding workplace matters and disputes including the following:

  • Terms and conditions of employment

  • VMO entitlements

  • Rates of pay

  • Billing

  • Underpayment of overtime

  • Unfair dismissal

  • Performance management meetings

  • Bullying and harassment matters

  • Training disputes

  • Workplace investigations

  • Safe hours and rostering

  • Registration requirements

Private Practice

We provide assistance to members conducting or working in a private practice. We can assist with:

  • Fees and billing issues

  • Paying practice staff

  • Employee rights and obligations

  • Consumer complaints

We also have a range of resources available to support members including:

  • List of medical services and fees (published by Federal AMA)

  • Template employment contracts for private practice staff

  • Employer Quick Links to assist doctors who employ practice staff

Medico-Legal Support

We provide advice and assistance to members on a range of issues including:

  • Medical records

  • Advertising

  • Privacy issues

  • Subpoenas and attending Court

  • Contact from agencies such as AHPRA, the Medical Council of NSW, Health Care Complaints Commission, Medicare

  • Complaints

Education and Training
  • We assist to upskill and empower members at each stage of their professional career by offering training and education on relevant topics.

  • Events include Private Practice workshops, seminars on contracting in private practice and hospitals, and webinars for senior and junior doctors tailored to issues of relevance to them.

  • Please see our events page for more information about upcoming sessions.

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