Medical Advisory Committees (MACs) are based at Epworth Cliveden/Epworth Freemasons (combined MAC), Epworth Eastern, Epworth Geelong, Epworth Rehabilitation (including Epworth Brighton, Epworth Camberwell, Epworth Hawthorn and Epworth Richmond Rehabilitation) and Epworth Richmond.
A Group Medical Advisory Council (GMAC) is made up of representatives from each of the divisional MACs.
The GMAC, a sub-committee of the Epworth Board of Management, and its functions are prescribed by the Epworth Foundation By-Laws on medical appointments to practice, clinical governance and other matters relating to clinical care and management.
MACs and the GMAC focus on a number of different areas including:
- advising on medical workforce plans
- quality of care and referral of matters to relevant Clinical Institutes, where appropriate, for consideration and feedback
- medical engagement and satisfaction
- strategic and operational development of Epworth from a medical perspective, including approval of new interventional procedures for Tier C.