The Commissioner of the NSW HCCC publishes online resources on health care complaints and how to handle them.
Recordings and other media can be downloaded from the HCCC website (see Webinar Recordings in the Quick Links menu for more information). OR click a link below to access the resources for
Health providers :: http://www.hccc.nsw.gov.au/Information/Information-for-health-providers/Webinar-recordings—health-providers.
Health consumers :: http://www.hccc.nsw.gov.au/Information/Information-for-health-consumers/Webinar-recordings—health-consumers.
Any ASPS member may make a complaint about another member or a non-member to the ASPS Chief Executive. The Chief Executive will refer any complaint to the ASPS Ethics Committee for its decision or referral to RACS or a regulatory body as per the ASPS Code of Practice.
All members of the public can make a complaint/notification about the conduct, health and performance of a practitioner or student to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
In Edition 19 (May 2013) of RACS’ Surgical News Extra, Michael Gorton (RACS Solicitor) speaks about legal issues and legal protection for health care practitioners making a complaint against another health care practitioner.
Listen to the podcast: Making complaints against health practitioners (3.95 MB, 8min 38sec)