Discussion Paper on the Provider Number Legislation
Written on behalf of the Australian Doctors Fund.
August 31, 1997
1 The legislation and its immediate effect
2 Initial developments after the 1996 Budget; the Democrats’ package
3 The March strike
4 The training guarantee/clinical assistantship program
5 Clinical assistantships and specialist colleges
6 Clinical assistantships and the RACGP
7 Union, junior doctor reaction to clinical assistantships
8 Consumer impact of the legislation
9 Implications for women doctors
10 The rural doctor shortage
11 Politics and the provider number/control of the medical profession?
12 The supply side of the equation, or doctors and patient demand
13 Government bodies looking at medical training
14 Government bodies: Medical Training Review Panel (MTRP nicknamed 'mousetrap')
15 Government bodies: resident medical officers' forum
16 Government bodies; general practice training review panel
17 Should GP training places be expanded?
18 The RACGP, young doctors and the AMA
19 What junior hospital doctors do
20 A sentence in hospital
21 Medical degree and hospital work inadequate for GP training?
22 What benefit RACGP training?
23 Specialist trainees and the RACGP
24 Young doctors and medical centres
25 Alternative routes to provider numbers?
26 Rubbery figures/numbers? What numbers?
27 Numbers - oversupply?
28 Numbers - training places identified by the MTRP
29 Numbers - two specialists for every GP?
30 Numbers - how many will want places?
31 Numbers - Budget savings
32 A line in the sand/A workplace transformed
33 Mental health and junior doctors
34 Legal implications
36 Overseas doctors
37 Not a number: one junior doctor's story