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Health Ombudsman releases follow up report two years after Schedule 8 medicine regulation investigation

The Queensland Health Ombudsman has published an update two years on from an investigation into the prescribing and dispensing of Schedule 8 medicines. The report provides a snapshot of the current landscape of schedule 8 medications in Queensland and highlights the key initiatives and activities implemented since the 2016 investigation.

Health Ombudsman prepared to review investigation into a complaint of paramedic drug tampering if new information is available

Queensland’s Health Ombudsman has today confirmed enquiries have been made with ABC News following reports of drug tampering by a paramedic in 2013.

Health Ombudsman releases report into Cairns Hospital

Queensland’s Health Ombudsman has today released the findings of his investigation into the death of Arkadiusz ‘Arthur’ Tumanis at Cairns Hospital’s mental health unit in 2015.

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Health Ombudsman releases report into Gold Coast University Hospital maternity services

In a report published today, Queensland’s Acting Health Ombudsman noted that Gold Coast University Hospital’s (GCUH) maternity service meets standards for safe quality care, however an investigation examined whether there were issues with the hospital’s response to previous adverse maternity events.

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Health Ombudsman releases report into medicine regulation in Queensland

A Health Ombudsman investigation has found deficiencies in the management and regulation of the most potent and addictive drugs used in the Queensland health system.

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Health Ombudsman drives improved monitoring of registration conditions

The Health Ombudsman and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are working together to improve the monitoring of conditions placed on registered health practitioners, according to a case review published today by the Health Ombudsman.

The review—Managing practitioner compliance with conditions of registration—examines a particular case in which a practitioner breached his conditions at least 191 times before AHPRA or the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia (QBMBA) took further action and suspended the practitioner’s registration.

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