Medical Training Review Panel: thirteenth report

Appendix A: Medical Training Review Panel Role and Membership

Page last updated: April 2010

Under section 3GC of the Health Insurance Act 1973, the Medical Training Review Panel (MTRP) is required to examine the demand for and supply of medical training opportunities and to monitor the effect of the Medicare provider number arrangements. These arrangements generally require medical practitioners to complete a recognised postgraduate training program, as either a general practitioner or other specialist, before they are eligible to provide services that attract Medicare benefits.

Role of the Medical Training Review Panel

The MTRP was established to monitor the demand for and supply of medical training opportunities and to monitor the implementation of particular measures in the Health Insurance Amendment Act (No 2) 1996.

This legislation was amended by the Health Legislation Amendment (Medical Practitioners' Qualifications and Other Measures) Act 2001, which came into effect on 18 October 2001. These amendments ensured that monitoring and reporting on postgraduate training places continued into the future, by making the MTRP a permanent body. The amendments include the requirement for reports to be commissioned by the Minister for Health and Ageing on the effect of the provider number arrangements. These reports were initially tabled in Parliament every two years by the Minister, but in 2005, it was agreed that these only be undertaken every five years. The last report of the Biennial Review of the Medical Provider Number Legislation was tabled in Parliament in December 2005.

Medical Training Review Panel Membership

The member organisations and MTRP members as at 30 June 2009 is provided below.

Chair

Professor Rosemary Calder
Chair and First Assistant Secretary,
Mental Health and Workforce Division,
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (July 2008 to May 2009)

State and Territory Health Departments

Ms Jo Burnand - ACT Health
Dr Belinda Doherty* - ACT Health
Professor Paddy Phillips - Department of Health, South Australia
Dr David Boadle - Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
Dr Richard Vaughan - Department of Health, Western Australia
Ms Glenda Gorrie - Department of Human Services, Victoria
Ms Deborah Hyland - NSW Department of Health
Dr Linda MacPherson* - NSW Department of Health
Ms Susanne Le Boutillier - Queensland Health
Dr Peter Satterthwaite - Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory
Dr David Chapman* - Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory

Medical Colleges

Professor Ian Rogers - Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Warren Weightman - Australasian College of Dermatologists
Dr David Campbell - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Professor Barry Baker - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Dr Kim Hill Royal - Australasian College of Medical Administrators
Professor Kevin Forsyth Royal - Australasian College of Physicians
Dr David Hillis - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Professor Michael Kidd - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Dr Deryck Charters - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Dr Mark Renehan - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Dr Andrew Gosbell - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Professor Shih-Chang Wang - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Professor Tony Landgren - Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Other Organisations

Dr Dennis Pashen - Australian General Practice Network
Dr Choong-Siew Yong - Australian Medical Association
Professor Robin Mortimer - Australian Medical Council
Dr Andrew Perry - Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Sarah Mansfield - Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Rob Mitchell - Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Michael Bonning* - Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Katherine Jeffrey* - Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Dror Maor* - Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Nick Buckmaster - Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation
Ms Tiffany Fulde - Australian Medical Students' Association
Professor Lou Landau - Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils
Professor Simon Willcock - General Practice Education and Training Ltd
Professor Allan Carmichael - Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand
Dr Peter Keppel - Rural Doctors Association of Australia

* Alternative member representatives



Medical Training Review Panel Subcommittee Memberships

The 2009 membership of the MTRP Clinical Training Subcommittee was:
Dr Andrew Singer (Chair) - Australian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr David Boadle - Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
Dr Nick Buckmaster - Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation
Dr David Campbell - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Professor Allan Carmichael - Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand
Dr Shane George Australian - Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Ms Glenda Gorrie - Department of Human Services, Victoria
Ms Susanne Le Boutillier - Queensland Health
Professor Lou Landau - Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils
Ms Lesley Thomson - ACT Health

The 2009 membership of the MTRP Data Subcommittee was:
Dr Nick Buckmaster (Chair) - Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation
Professor Nicholas Glasgow - Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand
Ms Glenda Gorrie - Department of Human Services, Victoria
Dr Andrew Gosbell - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Dr Linda MacPherson - NSW Department of Health
Dr Alexandra Markwell - Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Dennis Pashen - Australian General Practice Network
Ms Suzy Saw - Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing