Allied Health

Allied Health Professionals work in a diverse range of settings

This is an exciting time for Allied Health in the ACT.

We're committed to supporting continuing professional development and providing our health professionals with attractive career progression opportunities.


LATEST NEWS @ MARCH 2014

ALLIED HEALTH REVIEW

Find out about the Allied Health Review!

The Allied Health Review, a key recommendation of the Nous report, officially commenced with an initial series of site visits to the ACT by the two consultants over the period Wednesday 5th-Friday 7th February 2014, followed by an additional site visit 17-18 February. For the latest news regarding the Allied Health Review please download Newsletter 2 below, released 28 February 2014.

Download: Newsletter 2-28 February 2014 (PDF File - 527k)

For information about the consultants, Associate Professor Rosalie Boyce and Ms Janice Mueller, please click on this link, nahc.com.au/workshops.html

If you were unable to attend the Information Session, which was attended by over 80 allied health professionals, please click on the link below to download the Powerpoint presentation that was featured at the session.

Download: Information Session Presentation 06/02/2014 (Microsoft Powerpoint - 870k)

How Can I Keep Informed?

For regular updates and event information keep checking back at this site as well as the ACT Health Intranet (NewsHub). Newsletters will also be published throughout the review.

Download: Newsletter 2- 28 February 2014 (PDF File - 527k)
Newsletter 1- 13 February 2014 (PDF File - 660k)
Newsletter 3- 27 March 2014 (PDF File - 474k)

Who can I contact for more information?

Allied Health Review Project Officer

Rosy Winter-Rosy.Winter@act.gov.au

Phone: (02) 6207 0105


PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE- 2014 ALLIED HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

Download: Poster Program (Microsoft Word XML Document - 15k)
2014 Symposium Program (Microsoft Word XML Document - 546k)

The 7th Annual ACT Health Allied Health Symposium will be held on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 at the National Gallery of Australia, 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Registration is now open on the ACT Health Capabiliti system; if you are an external allied health professional wishing to register for the Symposium please phone or email one of the contact officers listed below. Please note attendance is free.


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Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia:John Gollings

This year's theme is "Bridging the Gap: Translating Evidence into Practice" and we were overwhelmed by the fantastic response from our allied health colleagues wishing to present their research activities and we are sure there is something for everyone in the list of presentations accepted for this year's Symposium.

Registration

Registration extended to cob Thursday 27th March 2014.

Need More Information?

Contact one of the following team members from the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer:

Sally.Ranford@act.gov.au- 6205 2494

Leanne.Pagett@act.gov.au- 6207 2081


2013 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE - NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED

All entries in the 2013 Allied Health Awards for Excellence have been assessed;nominees and award recipients will be acknowledged at the 2014 Allied Health Symposium.

  • Award for Allied Health Assistant Excellence
  • Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Award for Early Career Excellence (NEW!)
  • Award for Education Excellence
  • Award for Management and Leadership Excellence
  • Award for Research Excellence

All nominations are currently being assessed and outcomes will be advised mid-March 2014. If youa re considering a nomination for next year's round further information about the Awards program can be downloaded at the link below, including nomination form, rules and guidelines and eligible allied health disciplines.
health.act.gov.au/professionals/allied-health/initiatives/allied-health-awards-for-excellence


2014 ALLIED HEALTH POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications for the 2014 round closed Monday 24th February 2014.

Further inforamtion is available at health.act.gov.au/professionals/allied-health/act-health-allied-health-scholarships


REVIEW-STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR ACT ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Review Progress

February 2014: The revised draft is now with the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer and Executive Management Group for final content review prior to being forwarded to our allied health stakeholders for feedback.

The Office anticipates completing the final pre-publication phase by mid-March 2014.

Previous Consultation -Consultation Paper and Evaluation Tool

A consultation paper developed by project consultant Margaret Grant and designed to seek specific feedback from ACT allied health professionals about their current use of the Standards and CPD documents, was circulated to the allied health workforce to capture their views about possible amendments to the documents. All ACT allied health professionals and key stakeholders were invited to review the consultation paper and to then complete an evaluation tool.

Feedback on the consultation paper is now closed however a copy of the paper is available at the link below.

Download: Background to this consultation (Microsoft Word Document - 230k)
Consultation Paper and Allied Health Evaluation Tool (PDF File - 502k)

Need More Information?

Contact:

Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer

Sally Ranford-Sally.Ranford@act.gov.au
Phone: 6205 2494