Information to help you navigate the Australian healthcare system
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Overview of the Australian healthcare system

Department of Health – The DoctorConnect website has been developed by the Department of Health for doctors trained outside Australia and Australian medical employers


Relevant bodies and organisations to be aware of



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National healthcare funding system

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Overview of insurance requirements

  • It is a registration requirement that all health practitioners have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place
  • If you work in the hospital system, your employer will provide some indemnity, however hospital indemnity may not always provide the broad cover that you need which is why it’s good to always have your own indemnity insurance
  • Premium Support Scheme (PSS) – is a government scheme to assist eligible medical practitioners to meet the costs of their professional indemnity premiums
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