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COVID-19 Government indemnity scheme and vaccines information

  • Ask the Expert: 
    an online event

    PPE
    Emerging risks and advice for practices

  • An online information session to help you understand the current PPE clinical guidelines

    As the COVID-19 situation has unfolded, guidelines for using personal protective equipment (PPE) when treating patients changed. Avant’s recent live online panel event gathered together our top medico-legal advisers to discuss the current PPE guidelines and related issues that may affect specialist practitioners.

    A replay of this webinar is now available.

    The one-hour information session includes:

    • a wrap up of the current PPE clinical guidelines
    • an exploration of the rationale behind and evolution of these guidelines
    • a discussion on common medico-legal and work, health and safety matters
    • a member question and answer segment.

    About the experts

    Dr Matthew Doane
    Anaesthetist

    Dr Matthew Doane is a dual boarded and internationally trained anaesthesiologist who is both a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He is a Staff Specialist in the Department of Anaesthesia at Royal North Shore Hospital, where he serves as the Head of Academics and Research, and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Medical School. Dr Doane has a strong interest in clinical research and education, and a passion for collaborating outside of specialty silos to improve outcomes for patients and the community.

    Ms Georgie Haysom
    Head of Advocacy, Education and Research, Avant

    As a lawyer who has worked in health law for over 25 years, Georgie assists and advises doctors on a wide range of medico-legal issues. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology), Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws specialising in bioethics from McGill University. She is a member of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Privacy and Security Advisory Committee.

    Ms Sonya Black
    Special Counsel, Employment – Medico-legal Advisory Service, Avant

    Sonya advises medical practitioners and medical practices across Australia about a broad range of employment issues. She has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, including over 10 years advising about employment issues in public hospitals and private medical practice.

    Dr Jack Marjot
    Advanced Trainee in Emergency Medicine and Medical Adviser – Advocacy, Education and Research, Avant

    Jack is an Advanced Trainee in Emergency Medicine in Sydney and is working as a medical adviser at Avant. For the last six weeks he has been focusing on COVID-19 and its effects on doctors at an individual and healthcare level.

    We hope this information session helps you understand the PPE clinical use guidelines and how they impact procedures you perform, so you can keep yourself and your patients safe.