COVID-19 Allied Health Resources
This page provides information and resources to support allied health teams responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic service demands.
Key information sources include:
- Queensland Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert
- Queensland Health COVID-19 information for Queensland clinicians including
- Clinical Excellence Queensland (Queensland Health staff only)
- Human Resources Branch (Queensland Health staff only)
- Australian Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert
Allied health resources:
- Guidance Note - COVID-19 Pandemic: Allied health workforce involvement in COVID-19 testing (PDF 154 kB)
- Guidance Note - COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Allied Health Workforce Planning and Student Placements (PDF 156 kB)
- Guidance Note - Employing Health Practitioner 1 and Allied Health Assistants (PDF 1731 kB) and Clinical Activity Register (DOCX 151 kB)
- Guidance Note - COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Allied health skill sharing and shared practice (PDF 316 kB)
- Guidance Note - COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Allied health workforce flexibility and clinical governance (PDF 125 kB)
Enabling allied health service innovation during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent health service actions necessitated innovative service responses from all health professionals, including allied health professionals. The Queensland Health Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland (AHPOQ) established an Allied Health COVID-19 Innovation Register as a repository for these new and innovative practice changes.
AHPOQ sought to understand why and how these models were able to be implemented within short timeframes, when prior strategies had resulted in limited systemic and sustainable change. The qualitative report explores these innovative models and services through a series of case studies:
The subsequent perspective brief discusses the key enablers of innovative allied health models of care and practice changes within Queensland’s publicly funded health services during the pandemic preparedness phase.