The Future of Health Care
Drugs, data, delivery and more

Presented by Mr Martin Bowles, Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health
Panel members: Professor Bruce Robinson, Professor Andrew Wilson, Dr Steve Hambleton

Date: 2nd November 2015
Time: Meet the researchers 4.30-5:00pm; Lecture 5-6.30pm (please note early start time)
Venue: New Law Lecture Theatre 101

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Mr Martin Bowles was appointed as Secretary of the Department of Health in 2014.

With three major reviews underway, health reform is well and truly back on the government agenda - with implications for clinicians, for health managers and academics, for medical and other students across the health disciplines embarking on their careers, and of course for individuals seeking the best possible health care and health outcomes. In this lecture, Mr Martin Bowles, Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health, looks at the three major reform programs currently underway, the challenges, road blocks, opportunities, and paints a picture of Australian health care in the future.

His lecture will be followed by an audience discussion, with the panel comprising the leaders of the three major reviews

  • Dean of Sydney Medical School, Professor Bruce Robinson, leading the Medical Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce;
  • Sydney Medical School Professor of Public Health Andrew Wilson, appointed Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee;
  • medical practitioner Dr Steve Hambleton, leading the Primary Healthcare Review