For the latest edition of Allied Health Insights, we’re jumping off the beaten path for a look at rural allied health, examining rural AHP workforce shortages, the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway, and AHP innovation made necessary by the COVID pandemic.
- We’re delighted in this issue to speak with Chief Allied Health Officer for Queensland Liza-Jane McBride , and Ilsa Nielsen, who leads the Rural and Remote Portfolio as the Principal Workforce Officer for the Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland (AHPOQ), discussing the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway’s development and rollout.
- Dr Susan Nancarrow sits down for a chat with CEO of SARRAH – Services for Australian Rural & Remote Allied Health Catherine Maloney. Cath provides some insight into how and why SARRAH was formed, the future of recruitment and retention for rural allied health, and the rollout of the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway.
- We hear from Anna Barwick , a rural pharmacist who created the first pharmacist-led telehealth service in Australia. Anna chats to us about how this innovation, made necessary during the pandemic, can further assist rural community health outcomes
Allied Health Insights is a fortnightly newsletter published by AHP Workforce, a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthWork International, offering thought-provoking and incisive commentary on issues that affect the allied health professional space.