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Ensuring Justice, Maintaining Professionalism, Protecting the Public

Complaints and Disciplinary Inquiries

Complaints Against Doctors

Patients must be able to trust doctors (registered medical practitioners) with their lives and well-being. To justify that trust, doctors have a duty to maintain a good standard of practice and care and to show respect for human life.

If you have a complaint involving professional misconduct with your doctor, you may lodge your complaint to the Medical Council. This session explains what to do if you want us to investigate a complaint against your doctor. It also tells you what we do when we receive such information. It is hoped that the information contained in this section will foster a greater understanding of the Medical Council's role in dealing with complaints.