National Medical Training Advisory Network

The role of the National Medical Training Advisory Network (NMTAN) is to advise governments on how to improve the coordination of medical training nationally.

Page last updated: 19 June 2018

Membership

The NMTAN is made up of member organisations with an interest in medical training, including medical colleges, universities, local health districts, state and territory health departments, employers, regulation and accreditation agencies, prevocational medical education agencies, trainee doctors, consumers and the Department of Health. The members bring with them a wide range of experience in the issues of medical education and training. Details of NMTAN membership.

Function

The main function of the NMTAN is to provide policy advice on medical workforce planning to inform government, health and education sectors. In addition, the NMTAN will develop policy advice about the planning and coordination of medical training in Australia, in collaboration with other networks involved in the medical training space.

These functions will be carried out according to five key principles:

  1. Training of the medical workforce should be matched to the community’s requirements for health services, including where those services are required geographically and in what specialty.
  2. Matching supply and demand for medical training should recognise the changing dynamics of the healthcare system over time, including advances in service models and workforce development trends.
  3. Medical training should be provided in the most effective and efficient way that preserves the high quality and safety of Australia’s current training system and the sustainability of the health service delivery system.
  4. Training requirements should be informed by relevant and up-to-date information about future service needs.
  5. Training places for Australian trained medical graduates should be prioritised over immigration of overseas trained doctors to fill workforce gaps in responding to short- and long-term workforce need.

Meeting Communiqués

July 2018

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 13 July 2018 (Word 18 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 13 July 2018 (PDF 217 KB)

April 2018

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 20 April 2018 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 20 April 2018 (PDF 17 KB)

December 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 8 December 2017 (Word 19 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 8 December 2017 (PDF 20 KB)

August 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 25 August 2017 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 25 August 2017 (PDF 12 KB)

May 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 5 May 2017 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 5 May 2017 (PDF 234 KB)

February 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 17 February 2017 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 17 February 2017 (PDF 19 KB)

September 2016

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 September 2016 (Word 23 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 September 2016 (PDF 182 KB)

March 2016

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 10 March 2016 (Word 22KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 10 March 2016 (PDF 12KB)

December 2015

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 December 2015 (Word 22KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 December 2015 (PDF 16KB)

Publications

Australian Future Health Workforce

Australian Future Health Workforce - Reports

Medical Specialty Fact sheets

National Medical Training Advisory Network - Fact sheets

Related Links

Please refer to the list below for related links on the Department of Health website.

Chronic Disease
National Chronic Disease Strategy
Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) - GP Services
National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group
Health Workforce - General Practitioners
Health Workforce - Medical Specialists
Health Workforce - Students/Trainees
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023
Indigenous Australians' Health Programme