Role of the Expert Reference Group (ERG)
The role of the ERG was to provide expert advice to the evaluator and the Department, to inform the design and conduct of the evaluation of the RHMT program in accordance with the evaluation’s terms of reference
- Providing guidance on sources of information relevant to the RHMT program evaluation.
- Identifying issues for examination by the RHMT program evaluation.
- Providing evidence-based advice on:
- models of delivery of rural health education and training
- the higher education system as it relates to rural health professional training and the RHMT program
- the student experience of rural education and training; including education and workforce aspirations; and any financial, emotional and social challenges in the rural and remote context
- the rural health care and workforce context
- the Indigenous health care and workforce context
- further development of training pathways through the continuum of professional groups.
The ERG considered, and provided feedback on, deliverables developed under the RHMT program evaluation, including (but not limited to) the evaluation plan, interim report and draft final reports. The ERG, however, was not responsible for approval of deliverables developed under the RHMT program evaluation or for formulating any subsequent Government response. The Department of Health remains responsible for policy and subsequent advice to Government.
RHMT Program Expert Reference Group - Members
For more information email RHMTevaluation@health.gov.au