Medical Training Review Panel: Seventeenth Report

Appendix A: Medical Training Review Panel Role and Membership

Page last updated: 09 April 2014

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 member organisation listed below.

Chair

Australian Government Department of Health

State and Territory Health Departments

ACT Health

Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory

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

Medical Colleges

Australasian College of Dermatologists

Australasian College for 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

Observers

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association

Australasian College of Sports Physicians

Australian Private Hospital Association

Catholic Health Australia

Medical Training Review Panel Subcommittee Memberships

The 2013 membership of the MTRP Clinical Training Subcommittee was:
Dr Andrew Singer (Chair)Australian Government Department of Health
Dr Will MilfordAustralian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training
Dr Nick BuckmasterAustralian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation
Professor Simon Willcock 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 Australian Government Department of Health
Ms Maureen McCarty Health Workforce Australia
Ms Jane Austin Health Workforce Australia
The 2013 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
Ms Lesley ChisholmDepartment of Health, Victoria
Mr Ian CrettendenHealth Workforce Australia
Ms Mila Nastachevskaia Australian Government Department of Health
The 2013 membership of the MTRP Rural Subcommittee was:
Dr Dennis Pashen (Chair)Australian General Practice Network
Dr Dinesh Arya NT Health
Dr George CerchezDepartment 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 (alternate)
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