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The Quarterly 2011

Office Bearers

Chair/ Honorary Secretary
Dr Sally Tideman
Coordinator CEP
Dr Richenda Webb
Honorary Treasurer
Dr Michael Jelly
Candidate Representatives
Dr Jayanthi Jayakaran/Dr Anthony Wong
Training Co- coordinator
Dr Philip Hoyle

Committee Activities

The 10/11 year has seen a core group of active Fellows/Candidates continue to maintain a profile for the College in South Australia (SA). There are currently seven Fellows/eighteen Associate Fellows and three Candidates (one in the Accelerated Pathway) in South Australia.

The Committee has had a program of regular meetings (three monthly) for discussion of state and national business .The meetings include a continuing education discussion /forum. The meetings are open to all Fellows, Associate Fellows and Candidates in addition to the State Committee. Other interested medical staff (registrars in training in other specialties/interns/) are also welcomed to the meetings. A Rural Fellow links by teleconference. Meetings have been held 5th August and 9th November 2010 , 8th February and 10th May 2011 with two further State Committee Meetings planned 16th August and 15th November 2011. The AGM 2010 was a successful Dinner meeting (Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia Adelaide) with 12 in attendance. The 2011 AGM is again planned for the November 15th meeting.

The SA State Committee supported two doctors in training to attend the RACMA Young Doctors Program Social and Networking Event 11th October 2011 with positive reports back to the State Committee following the event.

A highlight of the May meeting was a presentation by Mark Cormack CEO Health Workforce Australia, followed by a strong discussion of national trends in medical workforce and specifically the medical administrative workforce

The Committee continues to support annual requests from the two SA Medical Schools to participate in Career Evening Events and finds such events valuable in raining awareness of medical leadership and administration amongst the students.

RACMA Fellows are actively engaged in the restructures associated with the introduction of the National Health and Hospitals Reforms and Local Health Networks (five in SA) and are advocating for Registrar positions wherever potential opportunities arise.

SA State Committee focuses 2010-2011 and into the future:

  • Continue to identify, advocate for and support Registrars and training positions and provide an environment that encourages Medical Administration as a career option.
  • Continue to reinforce to the Minister for Health and the Chief Executive SA Health through action and advocacy, the critical role of Medical Administration /Directors of Medical Services in leading change and championing Healthcare Governance.
  • Strengthen links with the National RACMA Secretariat and contribute as a State to matters of national Medical Administrative/Health Service importance.
  • Continue to support CEP, knowledge of medical leadership/administration trends nationally and internationally.
  • Develop further collaboration and formal arrangements with the other States/Territories in regard to Candidate education and training, preparation for examination, the continuing education program and other matters of national importance.
  • Contribute to the RACMA Annual Conference.

The State Committee wishes to thank the Chief Executive and National Secretariat for their ongoing support of South Australia through what continues to be very challenging times and environments for all members in South Australia.

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