Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer
The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer plays a key role in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to ensure an appropriately skilled allied health workforce to meet the current and future health service needs of Queensland.
Queenslanders and visitors to the state have access to over 9000 allied health professionals and technical staff, who work alongside doctors and nurses to provide optimum health care.
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Allied health strategies
The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer has developed the Optimising the allied health workforce for best care and best value: A-10 year Strategy 2019-2029 (PDF 1875 kB) (the Strategy) that sets out the overarching vision, strategic priorities and associated initiatives to build the future of allied health for Queensland Health and make a difference to the lives of Queenslanders over the next 10 years. This strategy will be underpinned by a number of domain-specific strategies including clinical education and training, research and digital. The domain-specific strategies will be published once they are finalised.
The Allied Health Clinical Education and Workforce Training Plan 2020-2029 (PDF 3825 kB) provides direction for the allied health workforce to work collaboratively and invest in education and training initiatives to build workforce capacity and capability across the continuum, from pre-entry and new graduate support to the establishment of sustainable service-integrated training pathways for current and future models of care.
The Allied Health Workforce Plan 2022-2026 (PDF 1328 kB) will guide the implementation of the workforce enabler component of the Strategy for the next five years. The intent and vision of the Workforce Plan is to optimise the allied health workforce and service models to contribute to the broader healthcare team, and provide high value, efficient and person-centred services.
The Cunningham Centre Allied Health Education and Training team provides a range of education and training products that are specifically designed to support allied health clinicians, managers and assistants in their work roles, and to increase the capability and confidence of the allied health workforce.