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Type: Webinar
13 May, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (AEDT)


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SIRA NSW Personal injury schemes

Webinar 13 May, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (AEDT)

The State Insurance Regulatory Authorly (SIRA) regulates three statutory insurance schemes in NSW, Workers Compensation (WC), Compulsory third party (CTP) and Home Building Compensation.
SIRA aims to ensure people who make claims in the workers compensation and CTP schemes achieve the best health and social outcomes from the healthcare they receive. To achieve this objective, it is essential to have GPs support and understanding of how the personal injury schemes operate.
Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common types of injury reported in the WC scheme whereas in the CTP scheme whiplash, upper limbs and lower limbs injuries are common types of injury. GPs are often part of the primary care team for people injured on the road or at work; this webinar will provide GPs with the understanding of how personal injury schemes operate and how GPs play a role in value based healthcare.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of SIRA in the Workers compensation and Compulsory third party(CTP) schemes including the application of Value based healthcare in the personal injury schemes
  2. Explain the administrative requirements of the NSW personal injury schemes
  3. Explain the health benefits of early return to work
  4. Explain how to optimise certification of people injured in NSW on the roads or in the workplace
  5. Explain what the Low back pain model of care is, why SIRA developed it and what its objectives are
Educational Activities


Dr Tim Senior

Dr Tim Senior is a GP at the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation in South West Sydney. He is Medical Advisor to the RACGP in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and is a clinical senior lecturer in general practice and Indigenous Health at the University of Western Sydney.


Dr Steve Peterson

Dr Steven Peterson combines a mix of emergency telehealth, addiction medicine and education as well as corporate and local government responsibilities on the background of high cervical quadriplegia. Dr Steve graduated medical school from ANU in 2010 and received his FRACGP in 2015. He was practising in Orange as a GP at the local Aboriginal Medical Service and as a VMO at the emergency department. In March 2018 whilst riding his bicycle to emergency department he was hit by a car sustaining a complete C4 quadriplegia amongst many other injuries. 269 days later he left hospital having returned to work prior to discharge. Currently Dr Steve conducts regular rural emergency telehealth work through the VRGS and RaRMS. He also continues his long-standing work at the drug and alcohol detox and rehab. He conducts some education work through the RACGP and University of Sydney. He is a non-executive director on the board of Live better, a rural focused disability service organisation. He is also an Orange city councillor. Steve is married to a local GP and has two boys and lives on a cattle farm.

Dr Petrina Casey
Executive Director, Motor Accidents Insurance Regulation

Dr Casey is currently the Executive Director at SIRA responsible for scheme design and regulation of the motor accident insurance scheme and delivery of value-based healthcare program and health provider regulation across personal injury. Since joining SIRA in2015, Petrina has led teams across the three insurance schemes: workers compensation, home building, motor accidents and led the development of a value-based healthcare framework in personal injury schemes. Dr Casey holds a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Philosophy from Sydney University Faculty of Medicine. Her research focused on the intersection between health, legal, and claims outcomes in Australia's personal injury compensation policy


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