General Practice Training Advisory Committee

The General Practice Training Advisory Committee (GPTAC) provides advice to the Australian Government on how to maintain and improve outcomes of GP training. This ensures the registrar workforce is well distributed to deliver primary health care to all Australians.

Role

The GPTAC provides a forum for general practice (GP) stakeholders to discuss issues related to the training of doctors seeking to become specialist GPs.

The role of the GPTAC is to provide advice to government to maintain and improve outcomes of GP training.

The GPTAC is not a decision-making body.

Read the terms of reference for GPTAC.

Members

Members Organisation
Prof Stephen Trumble Independent (Chair)
Dr Daniel Halliday Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Dr Marita Cowie Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Dr Tess Van Duuren Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Mr Robert LoPresti Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Dr Karyn Matterson General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)
Dr Simone Raye Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA)
Dr Danielle McMullen Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Ms Peta Rutherford Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)
Dr Ameer Shehab AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training (AMACDT)
Mr Matthew Williams First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health
Ms Kathie Sadler Regional Training Organisation Network (Observer)
Dr Kevin Arlett  General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA)

Meetings

The GPTAC meet four times during the year through videoconference or in person. Extra meetings may be held if required. The group exists until April 2023.

Related committees or groups

The Transition to College-Led Training Advisory Committee (TCLTAC) was established to consider issues directly relevant as part of the transition to a College-led training model. Advice is provided to GPTAC about College-led transition models and progress.

General Practice Training Advisory Committee (GPTAC) secretariat

For more information on the General Practice Training Advisory Committee please contact the secretariat.
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