Doctors – how to complain

The primary role of the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria is to protect the community. The 12-member Board is made up of nine senior medical practitioners, a lawyer, and two community members who are not medically qualified. All doctors practising in Victoria must be registered with the Board.

If a patient feels uneasy about the conduct of their doctor, this should be regarded as a warning sign that something may be wrong and that professional boundaries may be being crossed. Patients should trust their own judgement, respect their own feelings and, when in doubt, talk to someone – a trusted friend, a family member, or another health care professional such as a nurse, social worker or other doctor. Raising the issue with the doctor at the time may clarify the situation or prevent a problem from progressing. read More…

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