Ruanne Brell

BA, LLB (Hons), senior solicitor, Medico Legal Advisory Service, Avant, NSW.

Balancing care and responsibility: The role of the general practitioner in specialist referrals

This article explores GP referrals to other health professionals and aims to describe a doctor’s medicolegal obligations and responsibilities when making a referral.

Informal online opinions: Medico-legal considerations in new and social media

Technology such as social media can open up opportunities to engage, educate and inform; however, it is important to recognise that doctors’ legal and professional obligations apply online.