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Allied Health Expanded Scope Strategy 2016-2021

The Allied Health Expanded Scope Strategy 2016-2021 (PDF 2.4MB) - The Strategy - has been developed through state-wide consultation with key stakeholders, building upon the recommendations of the 2014 Ministerial Taskforce on health practitioner expanded scope of practice: final report.

The Strategy will continue to guide a comprehensive program of work aiming to develop a modern, responsive and effective allied health workforce, improving patient access to high-value healthcare.

The Strategy identifies 4 priority areas including:

  • expanding allied health scope of practice to improve patient access to value-based health care,
  • developing and promoting research to demonstrate quality and value,
  • developing sustainable workforce training models and pathways to support expanded scope roles and
  • continuing to maximise opportunities for and address persistent challenges to allied health expanded scope of practice.

The role of allied health is critical to the success of achieving a better health system for Queensland communities and the Queensland Government is committed to supporting expanded scope of practice for allied health.  The strategy is a high level document that will inform annual work plans as they evolve. The priorities and activities outlined represent a large program of work that will be executed over the next five years by the Department of Health, Hospital and Health Services and their partners.

Reporting on the implementation progress of the Allied Health Expanded Scope Strategy 2016-2021 will be comprehensive. Reports will highlight key areas of progress, issues and risks that have been identified, as well as priorities for the next reporting period.

Last updated: 1 January 2017

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Contact information

Ph: +61 7 332 89298
Fax: +61 7 332 89296
Email: Allied_Health_Advisory@health.qld.gov.au