Risk Management Program

Diverse & interesting activities that help reduce your day to day risk

At MIGA we know risk management is an important and effective tool that helps minimise the likelihood of claims and complaints.

Our Risk Management Program was the first of its kind introduced in Australia, and we remain passionate about delivering you industry leading education.  Over 5,000 of your colleagues are already participating in the Program!
 
Through a variety of exciting activities and resources, you can expand your knowledge and increase your awareness of risks, while at the same time earning CPD points and a 10% discount* on your insurance premium.
 

Why participate in the Risk Management Program?

It's flexible

No activities are compulsory, and most are free to clients. Choose from Conferences, Workshops, Practice Reviews, Questionnaires, a Doctor’s Health Assessment and more.

It's simple

The Program is simple to complete: either complete one 10 Point activity, or combine any two 5 Point activities.

It's valuable

The Program provides focussed medico-legal education with practical tools to improve patient safety, the ability to earn CPD points, and access to a 10% premium discount on completion.

How to complete the Program

Our Risk Management Program is simple, flexible and varied so you can participate in the way that suits you. The Program runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year and CPD points can be claimed for MIGA activities with most professional colleges.

Either complete one 10 Point activity, or combine any two 5 Point activities – achieve 10 Points and you’ll be entitled to a 10% premium discount the following year!

Program Activities for Doctors

  • Conferences - 10 Points

    MIGA Conferences provide contemporary and thought-provoking risk management education presented in an interactive environment and designed specifically for doctors.

    Held on a Saturday morning in venues around the country, attend a plenary hypothetical session followed by your choice of small group Workshops. There is a small cost for attending a Conference but it enables you to earn your required 10 Points all at once.

    For further information refer to our Conference pamphlet or simply log in to the MIGA Client Area and select Risk Management.
  • Workshops – 5 Points each

    MIGA Workshops are based on our claims experience and provide an interactive forum for discussing clinical and professional risk issues and preventative strategies. Case examples, practical exercises and risk management tips are provided.

    Attending 2 Workshops is a great way to complete the Program.

    For further information simply log in to the MIGA Client Area and select Risk Management.
  • Workshop & Action Plan – 10 Points

    Using the information you learned from an MIGA Workshop, identify gaps in your practise and commit to making some changes by developing and submitting an Action Plan.

    Improvements must be linked to the topic covered in the Workshop and be a step towards reducing your medico-legal risk. An Action Plan can only be completed once a Workshop has been attended.

    To claim Points simply have your Action Plan submitted to, and approved by, MIGA.
  • Practice Review – 10 Points

    MIGA Practice Review
    This is a two-stage activity to evaluate your current practise through a process of self-assessment and making an improvement. Improvements must be a step towards reducing your medico-legal risk.

    In stage 1, complete a Self-Assessment using one of the tools in the MIGA Client Area.

    In stage 2, identify an area for improvement based on your Self-Assessment result. To claim Points simply have your Action Plan submitted to, and approved by, MIGA.

    Ophthalmology Clinical Practice Review
    This is a three-stage activity for Ophthalmologists, where you can undertake a records audit, attend a peer group session to discuss the results, and make an improvement to your practise. Improvements must be a step towards reducing your medico-legal risk.

    In stage 1, complete the MIGA Audit tool for at least 5, but preferably 10, relevant concurrent records.

    For stage 2, attend one of the MIGA Ophthalmology seminars to discuss the results, compare your results with the wider membership and discuss some relevant case studies. You should only register for the Seminar once you have submitted your Audit.

    In stage 3, identify an area for improvement based on your audit results or the Seminar discussion. To claim Points simply have your Action Plan submitted to, and approved by, MIGA.

    Completing the clinical audit, attending the Seminar and implementing practice changes also entitles Fellows to claim 30 RANZCO CPD Category 1, Level 2 points.
  • Questionnaires – 5 Points each

    MIGA offers self-directed and self-paced learning options through interactive online Questionnaires. Each involves a combination of learning materials, case studies, videos, resources and short quizzes.

    Submitting 2 Questionnaires is a great way to earn 10 Points and complete the Program.
  • Doctor’s Health Assessment – 5 Points

    MIGA recognises that doctors’ health is an important issue for the medical profession.  There is clear evidence that a significant proportion of doctors don’t have their own GP. Barriers such as embarrassment, fear of notification and confidentiality are contributing to self-investigation and self-treatment.

    The adage "Healthy doctor - healthy patient" is so important, not only in delivering good treatment outcomes for your patients but also in reducing the likelihood of complaints and claims.

    Doctors can claim Points for having a comprehensive health assessment with a GP, based on the Guidelines prepared by Doctors’ Health SA, regardless of where they practise.  For further information see the Doctor’s Health Assessment page.
  • Accredited Activities – 5 Points

    MIGA accredits workshops and seminars offered by professional associations – such as Medical Colleges or professional education organisations. Accredited Activities must be focussed on medico-legal or clinical risk management and be comparable to an MIGA Workshop with regard to focus, intensity, duration, interaction and resource materials.

    Unfortunately MIGA cannot accept applications directly from attendees. If you are attending education provided by a professional association, encourage the organisers to seek accreditation from us before the event.

    Current Accredited Activities
    Centre for Human Genetics: 18th Annual Multispecialty Conference on Medical Negligence and Risk Management (5-8 January 2018)
    Centre for Human Genetics: 34th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law (2-6 January 2018)
    Cognitive Institute: All Cognitive Institute workshops
    Doctor’s Health Advisory Services WA: Doctors for doctors workshop
    Doctors’ Health SA: Doctors for doctors workshop
    GP Partners Australia: GP Obstetric Shared Care seminar
    Informa: Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference
    Mid North Coast Local Health District, NSW: Open Disclosure workshop
    RACS: Hypothetical: Sticks and stones (86th Annual Scientific Congress, 12 May 2017)
    RACS: Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons course
    SA Health: TeamSTEPPS® seminar
    Summit Health: Medico-legal dinner
  • College CPD points

    Your professional College may allocate CPD points for attending or completing MIGA activities. This means you don’t need to double up on your time!

    Current College CPD point allocations
    ACCS: Workshops: hours involved (Cat 4); Questionnaires and Practice Review: hours involved (Cat 3)
    ACD: Workshops: 2 points per hour (Cat 2 - MI); Questionnaires: 3 points per hour (Cat 2 - REFL); Practice Review: 3 points per hour (Cat 2 - QA)
    ACEM: Workshops: hours involved (Cat 2 - GLA); Questionnaires: hours involved (Cat 1 - SLA); Practice Review: hours involved (Cat 3 - QEA)
    ACRRM: Workshops: 2 PDP Core points; Questionnaires and Practice Review: self-report these activities with proof of completion at 1 Core PDP point per hour
    ANZCA: Workshops: 2 credits per hour (Cat Knowledge & skill); Questionnaires and Practice Review: 1 credit per hour (Cat Knowledge & skill)
    AOA: Workshops: 1 point per hour (Cat 2); Questionnaires and Practice Review: 0.5 points per hour (Cat 3)
    CICM: Workshops: 2 points per hour (Cat 2B); Questionnaires: 1 point per hour (Cat 1A); Practice Review: 3 points per hour (Cat 3B)
    RACGP: Workshops: 4 points (Cat 2); Questionnaires and Practice Review: self-report these activities through QA/CPD online services at 2 points per hour (Cat 2)
    RACMA: Workshops: 1 point per hour (Cat 2b); Questionnaires and Practice Review: 1 point per hour (Cat 2b)
    RACP: Workshops: 1 point per hour (Cat 2); Questionnaires: 1 point per hour (Cat 6); Practice Review: 3 points per hour (Cat 5)
    RACS: Workshops: 2 points (Cat 4); Questionnaires and Practice Review: 1 point per hour (Cat 4 - as a General Activity)
    RANZCO: Workshops: 1 point per hour (Cat 3 - level 1); Questionnaires: 1 point per hour (Cat 2 - level 1); Practice Review: 1 point per hour (Cat 2 - level 2)
    RANZCOG: Workshops: 2 points (PD); Questionnaires and Practice Review: 1 point per hour (Self education - General Claim)
    RANZCP: Workshops: 1.5 credits per hour (Cat 3.1); Questionnaires: 1 credit per hour (Cat 4.4); Practice Review: 1.5 credits per hour (Cat 3.2)
    RANZCR: Workshops: 1 point per hour (Cat 2.3); Questionnaires and Practice Review: 1 point per hour (Cat 2.3)
    RCPA: Workshops: hours involved (Group A - Code 4); Questionnaires: hours involved (Group B - Code 28); Practice Review: hours involved (Group C - Code 52)

Program Activities for Midwives

  • Workshops – 5 Points each

    MIGA Workshops are based on our claims experience and provide an interactive forum for discussing clinical and professional risk issues and preventative strategies. Case examples, practical exercises and risk management tips are provided.

    Attending 2 Workshops is a great way to complete the Program.

    For further information simply log in to the MIGA Client Area and select Risk Management.
  • Workshop & Action Plan – 10 Points

    Using the information you learned from an MIGA Workshop, identify some gaps in your practise and commit to making some changes by developing and submitting an Action Plan.

    Improvements must be linked to the topic covered in the Workshop and be a step towards reducing your medico-legal risk. An Action Plan can only be completed once a Workshop has been attended.

    To claim Points simply have your Action Plan submitted to, and approved by, MIGA.
  • Practice Review – 10 Points

    MIGA Practice Review
    This is a two-stage activity to evaluate your current practise through a process of self-assessment and making an improvement. Improvements must be a step towards reducing your medico-legal risk.

    In stage 1, complete a Self-Assessment using one of the tools in the MIGA Client Area.

    In stage 2, identify an area for improvement based on your Self-Assessment result. To claim Points simply have your Action Plan submitted to, and approved by, MIGA.
  • Questionnaires – 5 Points each

    MIGA offers self-directed and self-paced learning options through interactive online Questionnaires. Each involves a combination of learning materials, case studies, videos, resources and short quizzes.

    Submitting 2 Questionnaires is a great way to earn 10 Points and complete the Program.
  • Accredited Activities – 5 Points

    MIGA accredits workshops and seminars offered by professional associations – such as Colleges or professional education organisations. Accredited Activities must be focussed on medico-legal or clinical risk management and be comparable to an MIGA Workshop with regard to focus, intensity, duration, interaction and resource materials.

    Unfortunately MIGA cannot accept applications directly from attendees. If you are attending education provided by a professional association, encourage the organisers to seek accreditation from us before the event.

    Current Accredited Activities
    Centre for Human Genetics: 18th Annual Multispecialty Conference on Medical Negligence and Risk Management (5-8 January 2018)
    Centre for Human Genetics: 34th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law (2-6 January 2018)
    Cognitive Institute: All Cognitive Institute workshops
    GP Partners Australia: GP Obstetric Shared Care seminar
    Informa: Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference
    Mid North Coast Local Health District, NSW: Open Disclosure workshop
    SA Health: TeamSTEPPS® seminar
    Summit Health: Medico-legal dinner
  • College CPD points

    The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) allocates 1 CPD point per hour for all MIGA Risk Management activities. This means you don’t need to double up on your time!

rate the Program as valuable or highly valuable^

of attendees rated their Workshop as good or excellent^

of clients completing activities earnt a 10% discount+

Have a question about the Program?

If you have a query or would like further information, we encourage you to contact our Risk Management team at risk@miga.com.au or to arrange a call back at a time convenient to you.

Program brochure for doctors

An easy to access, downloadable summary of all available activities for doctors.

Download

Program brochure for midwives

An easy to access, downloadable summary of all available activities for midwives.

Download

Conferences brochure

Learn more about our Conference topics and the schedule of events.

Download

*Any discount will only apply to the Medical Insurance Australia insurance premium for the next Period of Insurance, and not to other charges such as membership fees, GST, ROCS levy or stamp duty.  For full terms and conditions, please refer to the Risk Management Program materials.
 ^Client surveys conducted by MIGA over the 7 months to February 2017.
+Discount earnt in 2017/2018, sourced via 2016/2017 Risk Management Program statistics, MIGA.

 

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