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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
In addition to the initial series of consultations and the Information Session (06/02/2014) there are a range of forthcoming activities to which you will be invited to contribute. These will include an electronic survey and some further workshops-please read Newsletter 2 above for details. You may also wish to send your ideas to email@example.com and a template, available at the link below,can be downloaded to assist you-alternatively just send your comments directly to the email address.
|Download:||AlliedHealthReviewSubmissionTemplate (Microsoft Word XML Document - 73k)|
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)
Who can I contact for more information?
Allied Health Review Project Officer
Phone: (02) 6207 0105
- or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE- 2014 ALLIED HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
|Download:||Program- 2014 ACT HEALTH Allied Health Symposium (Microsoft Word XML Document - 419k)|
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.
This year's theme is "Bridging the Gap: Translating Evidence into Practice" and we have been overwhelmed by the fantastic response from our allied health colleagues wishing to present their research activities!
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 individual award recipients are eligible for consideration for the award of Allied Health Professional of the Year. The 2013 Awards will be presented 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.
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
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?
Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer
Phone: 6205 2494