Prostheses List Advisory Committee

The Prostheses List Advisory Committee members

Page last updated: 21 December 2015

The Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) was established and members and the chair were appointed by the Minister for Health and Ageing on 4 October 2010.

Its primary role is to advise the Minister about the listing of prostheses and their benefits in the Prostheses List.

The committee is comprised of an independent Chair, with members having expertise in current clinical practice, health insurance, consumer health, health economics, health policy, private hospitals and the medical device industry.

The PLAC is supported by the Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs), the Panel of Clinical Experts (PoCE), and the Health Economics Subcommittee (HESC).

Prostheses List Advisory Committee

The PLAC members are:
Associate Professor David Morgan OAM (Chair)
Associate Professor Bill Heddle
Associate Professor Bruce Love
Dr Henry Ko
Professor Ian McRae
Ms Colleen McGann
Dr Jui Tham
Ms Kaye Donoghue
Ms Michelle Grothe
Mr Nicholas Shalley
Professor Anne Simmons
Professor Helen Lapsely
Ms Letitia Hope
Mr Will Hanham
Dr Con Moshegov

The terms of reference and business rules for the PLAC are attached here - PLAC Terms of Reference (Word 111 KB) PLAC Terms of Reference (PDF 112 KB).Top of Page

PLAC Bulletins

ThePLAC issues a PLAC Bulletin from time to time to inform stakeholders about matters of process and policy relating to the prostheses arrangements.

The Bulletins (including PDC Bulletins) are provided below:
Bulletins

Clinical Advisory Groups and Panel of Clinical Experts

The PLAC is supported by Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs) and a Panel of Clinical Experts. These groups provide clinical advice on their areas of expertise:

Cardiac Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Dr Angas Hamer
Ms Rachel Bishop
Dr Gerald Kaye
Dr John Knight
Dr Leo Mahar
Dr James Rankin
Associate Professor Glenn Young
Associate Professor Darren Walters
Associate Professor Andrew Ajani

Cardiothoracic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Mr Bruce Davis
Dr John Knight
Mr Gil Shardey
Mr Paul Simpson
Dr Hugh WolfendenTop of Page

Hip Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Professor Richard de Steiger
Dr John Fraser
Professor Stephen Graves
Mr John Harris
Associate Professor Bruce Love
Dr Graham Mercer
Mr Neville MillenTop of Page

Knee Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Professor Stephen Graves
Dr Peter Lewis
Dr Stephen Rackemann
Dr Christopher Vertullo
Dr Janney Wale
Dr David Parker
Dr David MartinTop of Page

Ophthalmic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Ms Karen Carey
Dr Andrew Chang
Dr Iain Dunlop
Dr Tim Forster
Dr Ralph Higgins OAM
Dr Raf GhabrialTop of Page

Specialist Orthopaedic Clinical Advisory Group

Dr John Batten
Dr David Lunz
Dr John North
Dr Gregory Nutting
Dr Minoo Patel
Dr Christopher Pullen
Professor David Sonnabend
Dr Janney Wale
Dr Michael Knight
Dr David Gill
Dr Anthony Cadden
Dr Roger Butorac
Dr Anthony Ganko
Dr Christopher Brown
Mr Richard Large
Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris
Dr Christopher MorreyTop of Page

Spinal Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Mr Patrick Chan
Dr Andrew Kam
Dr Robert Kuru
Dr Quentin Malone
Ms Mary Jane Morales
Dr Orso Osti
Dr David JohnsonTop of Page

Urogenital Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Dr Ross Cartmill
Dr Anna Rosamilia
Mr Dennis Roy
Dr Ian Tucker
Dr Malcolm Frazer
Dr Christopher LoveTop of Page

Vascular Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Ms Eileen Jerga
Dr Andrew Lennox
Associate Professor Peter Thursby OAM
Dr David Robertson
Dr Toby Cohen

The Terms of Reference and Business Rules of the Clinical Advisory Groups are attached - CAG Terms of Reference - January 2015 (Word 523 KB) CAG Terms of Reference - January 2015 (PDF 160 KB)Top of Page

Panel of Clinical Experts

Ear, Nose and Throat

Associate Professor Melville da Cruz
Dr Nirmal Patel
Dr Raymond Sacks
Professor Stephen O’Leary
Professor Peter Friedland
Professor Francis LanniganTop of Page

General Miscellaneous

Dr Ibrahim Abdool
Dr Andrew Cotterill
Dr Justin Evans
Dr Charles Fisher
Prof Allan Glanville
Prof Errol Maguire
Dr Edward Murphy
Dr Meron Pitcher
Mr Gil Shardey
Dr Siew-Piau Tan
Associate Professor Peter Thursby OAM
Dr Keith Towsey
Mr Philip Truskett
Dr Ian Tucker
Dr Scott WilliamsTop of Page

Neurosurgical

Dr Kristian Bulluss
Dr Winston Chong
Dr Marc Coughlan
Dr Jerry Day
Professor Gavin Fabinyi
Dr Albert Goh
Dr David Johnson
Professor Mark Khangure
Dr Patrick Lo
Dr Raoul Pope
Dr Brendan Steinfort
Dr Jamie TaylorTop of Page

Plastic and Reconstructive

Dr Paul Coceanig
Dr Miles Doddridge
Dr Richard Lewandowski
Associate Professor Andrew Smith
Associate Professor Harvey SternDocument Link Icon

The Terms of Reference and Business Rules of the Panel of Clinical are attached - PoCE Terms of Reference – September 2013 (Word 52 KB) PoCE Terms of Reference - September 2013 (PDF 106 KB) Top of Page

Health Economics SubCommittee

The Health Economics SubCommittee advises the PLAC on the validation of proposed benefits for new groupings of prostheses on the Prostheses List, and requests for review of group benefits.

The members are:
Professor Helen Lapsley
Professor Ian McRae
Mr Will HanhamTop of Page