Medical Training Review Panel: sixteenth report

Appendix A: Medical Training Review Panel Role and Membership

Page last updated: 09 April 2013

Under section 3GC of the Act, the 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, in either general practice or another specialty, 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.

Medical Training Review Panel Membership

Members of the MTRP must be endorsed by the Commonwealth Minister for Health and comprise of representatives of each the member organisations listed below.

Chair

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

State and Territory Health Departments

ACT Health
Department of Health, South Australia
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
Department of Health, Western Australia
Department of Health, Victoria
NSW Ministry of Health
Queensland Health
Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory

Medical Colleges

Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Other Organisations

Australian General Practice Network
Australian Medical Association
Australian Medical Council
Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation
Australian Medical Students’ Association
Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils
General Practice Education and Training Ltd
Health Workforce Australia
Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc.
Rural Doctors’ Association of Australia
Private Sector representative
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative

Medical Training Review Panel Subcommittee Memberships

The 2012 membership of the MTRP Clinical Training Subcommittee was:
Dr Andrew Singer (Chair)Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Dr Will MilfordAustralian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Nick BuckmasterAustralian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation
Professor Simon Wilcock Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils
Professor Frank BowdenACT Health
Associate Professor Alison JonesSA Health
Dr Craig WhiteDepartment of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
Mr James Churchill Australian Medical Students’ Association
Professor Nick GlasgowMedical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc.
Dr Kim HillRoyal Australasian College of Medical Administrators
Dr Marie-Louise StokesRoyal Australasian College of Physicians
Mr Tony Hyland Australia Government Department of Health and Ageing
Ms Maureen McCarty Health Workforce Australia
Ms Jane Austin Health Workforce Australia
The 2012 membership of the MTRP Data Subcommittee was:
Dr Nick Buckmaster (Chair)Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation
Dr William MilfordAustralian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Professor Nicholas GlasgowMedical Deans Australia and New Zealand
Dr Andrew GosbellAustralasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Linda MacPhersonNSW Ministry of Health
Dr Dennis PashenAustralian General Practice Network
Mr Dean RavenDepartment of Health, Victoria
Mr Ian CrettendenHealth Workforce Australia
Ms Mila Nastachevskaia Australia Government Department of Health and Ageing
The 2012 membership of the MTRP Rural Subcommittee was:
Dr Dennis Pashen (Chair)Australian General Practice Network
Dr Dinesh Arya NT Health
Dr George Cerchez Department of Human Services, Tasmania
Dr Nick Buckmaster Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation
Dr Ross Roberts-ThomsonAustralian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr William MilfordAustralian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training (alternate)
Dr Linda MacPhersonNSW Ministry of Health
Ms Jenny JohnsonRural Doctors Association of Australia
Dr Jeff AytonAustralian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Professor Richard MurrayAustralian College of Rural and Remote Medicine/ James Cook University
Mr James ChurchillAustralian Medical Students’ Association
Mr Ben WallaceHealth Workforce Australia