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Ministerial Taskforce on health practitioner expanded scope of practice

A Ministerial Taskforce was established in March 2013 to identify opportunities for expanding health practitioners scope of practice. The final report was launched by the Hon Lawrence Springborg MP, Minister for Health on 4 June 2014.

Read the full report (PDF, 2.6MB), allied health service delivery models (Appendix A) (PDF, 417KB), supporting summary table (PDF 164KB), and implementation plan (PDF, 330KB).

Taskforce findings focussed on expanding the scope of practice of the allied health professions to:

Six recommendations are made to optimise delivery of patient-centred and cost-effective services through allied health professionals expanding their scope of practice:

The recommendations are designed to realise more effective and efficient use of the allied health workforce in order to achieve better outcomes for patients, the community and the workforce within Queensland Health. 

Reporting on the implementation progress of the Taskforce recommendations will be six-monthly (September and March each year). Progress report 1 (PDF, 118KB) outlines achievements from January to September 2014, while progress report 2 (PDF, 276KB) documents achievements from October 2014 to March 2015. These reports highlight key areas of progress, issues and risks that have been identified to date, as well as priorities for the next reporting round.

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Last Updated: 02 January 2014
Last Reviewed: 02 January 2014