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Medical Workforce Planning in an ABF Environment - 18 July 2013


Thursday, 18 July 2013 - Thursday, 18 July 2013

Meeting Code

The Pullman King George Square
Cnr Ann & Roma Streets

Would you like more information?
Kate Tynan
[email protected]

Please ensure that your organisation has completed the $3,000 subscription to this optional Roundtable event before registering. If you are unsure if your organisation has subscribed,  please ring Kate Tynan 0417 481 661

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Does your medical workforce fit your funding? This is a key question that health services throughout Australia are confronting with the new Activity Based Funding (ABF) environment. The traditional “Establishment” approach to medical workforce planning may no longer be fit for purpose. This Health Roundtable meeting will explore the methods to manage under the new paradigm.

In this new world of funding, how many consultants, registrars and junior staff can you afford within the activity funding received? What is the role for minimum staffing levels? How do you allocate ABF revenue to medical departments providing services to the main treating team (such as Pathology, Radiology, Anaesthetics, ICU etc.)? What is the role for locums? How does overtime impact? There are no easy answers, but by sharing insights with colleagues across many health services, you will be able to shorten your search for answers to these key questions.
In addition the meeting will explore the best ways to manage locums and we will begin to gather benchmark data regarding outsourcing/locum costs and overtime expenditure to enable your organisation to meet the challenges of the ABF environment.
We are holding a one-day workshop on Thursday 18 July in Brisbane to compare practices and share successful strategies. In addition, we will work with you to develop a work plan for further collaboration in 2013 and 2014 as health services and states gear up for the changes in Commonwealth funding that are coming soon. We currently plan to meet again in October, subject to review by the group at the July meeting.


Please Register your delegates by 30 June 2013

Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 11 July 2013, with a full credit of monies paid.  After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time.  Hotel and airfare arrangements are separate, and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes.  Please contact them directly.


Note: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. If you require accommodation please book before 17 June 2013 Requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to availability. Please see accommodation information below.



Medical Workforce Planning in an ABF Environment  
Thursday 18 July 2013
8.30 – 9.00am
Registration and arrival tea/coffee
9.00 – 9.15am
Welcome and Introductions
9.15 – 9.45am 
Thought starter presentations – Medical Staffing in an ABF Structure
“What’s safe, sustainable, and affordable?”
9.45 – 10.30am
Review Survey Results
10.30 – 11.00am
Morning Tea
11.00 – 12.30pm
What will be good practice in 2020?
Small group discussions:
Based on what you’ve heard, what should we be aiming for in the next 5 years?
12.30 – 1.30pm
1.30 – 2.30pm
Poster Presentations - What’s working/Not working?  
·         Good – Bright spots
·         Bad – Cautionary tales
·         Different – Solutions, new service configurations, telemedicine etc 
2.30 – 3.00pm
Afternoon Tea
3.00 – 4.00pm
Action Planning
First milestones to reach in next three months in journey to 2020 good practice?
4.00 – 4.30pm
Next Steps
·         Should we meet again? Specific Topics/Issues/Data
·         What to do differently in future meetings?
Meeting Closes
Group Dinner with Queensland Directors of Medical Services

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 Accommodation & Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

The Pullman Brisbane King George Square has set aside rooms for the night of 17 July 2013 for The Health Roundtable at the Conference rates as follows:

AUD$200.00 (Room Only) Mercure Tower

AUD$230.00 (Room Only) Pullman Tower

To receive these rates, Delegates should call Reservations on 61 (0)7 3222 1125 and quote THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE Block Booking Reference #2509700.

To reserve one of these rooms please book before 17 June 2013

Requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to availability.