In an interview with InDaily in October, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander identified clinicians as the main focus of his corruption investigations concerning SA Health over the past several years, and warned that the prosecution of doctors over suspected corrupt practices had been frustrated by poor record-keeping within the department. In a report to parliament released last week, Lander described misconduct within SA Health as “common and accepted” and identified rostering, doctors’ right of private practice and use of “special purpose funds” among key areas of concern. The report said that the department has been unable to properly monitor its specialist doctors for time spent at work and duties actually discharged during work hours, and that some clinicians “with considerable private interests and secondary employments are not being properly managed against the risks that those interests and employments pose to the provision of public health services”. In a […]