National Medical Training Advisory Network to be established

Friday, 1 March 2013
National Medical Training Advisory Network to be established

During 2012, Health Workforce Australia produced three volumes of Health Workforce 2025 and in November 2012 they presented policy responses to these reports to Health Ministers. One of the actions agreed by Health Ministers as a result was to improve coordination of medical training by working with trainees, employers, educators and government through the establishment of a new National Medical Training Advisory Network (NMTAN).

A discussion paper on the proposed NMTAN has now been released for consultation. The paper proposes five principles for development of a coordinated medical training system and three functions for the NMTAN. The paper poses several questions about each of these elements - seeking advice and feedback.

The discussion paper and information about the consultation can be found here. Feedback on the discussion paper is required before 30 April 2013.

The National Rural Health Alliance will be making a submission in response to the discussion paper. We encourage you to read the discussion paper and provide your comments to the Alliance for incorporation into our response. Send them to nrha@ruralhealth.org.au Alternatively, you or your organisation could make your own submission to Health Workforce Australia.