Rural and remote health workforce strategy for Queensland
Advancing rural and remote health service delivery through workforce: A strategy for Queensland 2017-2020
The Rural and remote health workforce strategy for Queensland (PDF, 8.78MB) outlines the priorities to build a sustainable workforce in rural and remote Queensland, and to improve health outcomes for Queenslanders in non-urban areas of the state, particularly the Torres and Cape York, North West, Central West, and South West Queensland Hospital and Health Services.
The strategy sets out the overarching priorities and strategies for building the future rural and remote health workforce for Queensland. It offers a strategic pathway for building the system necessary to support, strengthen, and enable our workforce to deliver sustainable, consumer-centred healthcare into the future.
The strategy has been developed through a collaborative process with stakeholders. Its implementation will allow the sector to respond to current and emerging challenges, and build on the opportunities available through emerging technologies and innovative service models and workforce design.
This rural and remote health workforce strategy is a deliverable of the recently released statewide workforce strategy Advancing health service delivery through workforce: A strategy for Queensland 2017-2026 (PDF, 9MB). The strategy further develops the theme of workforce empowerment which was introduced in My health, Queensland's future: Advancing health 2026 (PDF, 2.25MB) and links closely with the Medical practitioner workforce plan for Queensland and Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce strategic framework (PDF, 316KB).