Allied Health expanded scope of practice

The expansion of allied health scope of practice in Queensland helps improve Queenslanders’ access to timely, appropriate and quality healthcare. The Allied Health Expanded Scope of Practice Strategy 2016-2021 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
  • continuing to maximise opportunities for and address persistent challenges to allied health expanded scope of practice

Ministerial taskforce

This strategy outlines work that will follow on from the implementation of recommendations from the 2014 Ministerial Taskforce on health practitioner expanded scope of practice.

Primary contact allied health roles

A number of primary contact allied health positions in outpatient, emergency department and inpatient settings have been established. Primary contact allied health services assist health services to meet key performance indicators and deliver on Queensland Health policies, including My health, Queensland’s future: Advancing health 2026 and the Specialist Outpatient Strategy: Improving the patient journey by 2020.

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Phone: +61 7 3328 9298

Postal Address: GPO Box 48 Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia

Last updated: 2 February 2018