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Allied health professionals

Brisbane South PHN’s Area Account Managers are the best way to find out how you can better connect with other primary healthcare providers and help contribute to the health of our community.

Visit the Area Account Managers page here.

Find out more about Brisbane South PHN here.

How can we support you?

Brisbane South PHN supports AHPs by:

  • coordinating multidisciplinary education and events with the wider primary healthcare network
  • facilitating allied health professional networking activities
  • disseminating allied health specific communications
  • consulting with local AHPs to address local provider needs
  • assisting with creating linkages between general practice, other AHPs, local hospital and health services and community organisations
  • connecting you to programs for your patients, and opportunities to get involved and/or represent your profession.

Our allied health engagement activities align with the priority areas identified in our Whole of Region Needs Assessment and have been developed based on feedback from local allied health professionals.

AHPs asked us to focus on the following key areas:

  • referrals and linkages
  • understanding the needs of allied health
  • information sharing
  • education and networking.

For more information please contact our Allied Health Engagement Coordinator, Laura Casey, via 3264 7577 or lcasey@bsphn.org.au.

Allied health involvement

Allied health professionals are an integral part of the primary healthcare team, and have opportunities at all levels to input into Brisbane South PHN’s planning and programs.

  • AHPs are represented through our member organisations Allied Health Professions Australia and Australian Physiotherapy Association Queensland Branch
  • Our Regional Clinical Council currently has four AHP members
  • We communicate regularly with the various allied health associations, and organise quarterly meetings for representatives to attend
  • Area Account Managers collate feedback and suggestions from local allied health practices, and feed this back to the relevant teams in the organisation
  • AHPs participate in our annual allied health survey, with 144 responses in 2015. Click here to find out more about the results of our survey

For more information please contact our Allied Health Engagement Coordinator, Laura Casey, via 3264 7577 or lcasey@bsphn.org.au.

A great way to keep up-to-date with the latest news, opportunities and programs is to receive our fortnightly Brisbane South PHN Bulletin and our monthly Allied Health and Pharmacy Update.

Sign up to receive the Allied Health and Pharmacy Update now.

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Visit the Expressions of interest and tenders page here.

Education and events

Brisbane South PHN is hosting bi-monthly meetings to facilitate inter-professional learning and collaboration among allied health peers working in the Brisbane South region.

Dates and topics:

2017

  • Wednesday 8 February – Obesity and weight loss update
  • Tuesday 4 April – Expanded Scope of Practice Update (Metro South HHS)
  • Tuesday 20 June – Chronic disease management (GP and AHP)

We coordinate a range of education events that meet the professional development needs of the whole primary healthcare team. Browse our education calendar here.

Allied Health Referral Network

Join our Allied Health Referral Network – a listing of specialised allied health services available in the Brisbane South region.

The Allied Health Referral Network supports both allied health and general practice to overcome potential barriers to delivering quality patient care including lack of awareness of appropriate services, allied health specialties and costs for patients.

The aim of the network is to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations and people living with a chronic condition.

View the fact sheet here.

View the referral network here.

Join the referral network by completing the following form.

Practice name

Website

Phone number

Allied health discipline

Specialised area one

Specialised area two

Suburb/s

Brief overview of service (maximum 50 words)

Referral information

Bulk billing  Yes No

Service fees

For services working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee clients:

Have you completed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Training in the last three years?  Yes No

Have you completed cross cultural training in the last three years?  Yes No

Evidence of cultural awareness/cross cultural training

If not, are you willing to complete training through BSPHN within the next 12 months?
 Yes No

Do you have access to interpreting services?  Yes No

I have read the fact sheet and inclusion criteria

Contact name for further information

Multidisciplinary online forum

Brisbane South PHN has launched a new online forum to assist local health professionals to connect and discuss ‘allied health services and referrals’.

Developing professional networks is a great way to establish links with other health providers, existing services, resources and professional support. This online forum will compliment Brisbane South PHN’s face-to-face engagement with our various stakeholder groups.

For more information visit: bsphn.org.au/allied-health-referral-network

To access the forum please contact our Allied Health Engagement Coordinator, Laura Casey, via 3264 7577 or lcasey@bsphn.org.au.

Mental health
For more information about Brisbane South PHN’s mental health programs please visit: bsphn.org.au/mental-health
Interpreting for Allied Health Professionals Program

Interpreting for Allied Health Professionals Program

Brisbane South PHN has established the Interpreting for Allied Health Professionals Program to:

  • support access to private allied health services for non-English speaking clients
  • ensure interpreter services are available to private allied health services to communicate with non-English speaking clients.

Allied Health professionals that are eligible for this program include: Diabetes educators, dietitians, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, podiatrists, dentists, optometrists, speech pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists,  social workers, psychologists and mental health nurses.

Allied Health professionals that do not meet the eligibility criteria can contact the Refugee Health Team to consider their individual situations.

The program includes access to immediate and pre-booked phone interpreting, and onsite interpreting. In return, allied health services must agree to complete cross-cultural / use of interpreter training and participate in a program evaluation survey.

The program is available within the Brisbane South PHN catchment through a capped funding stream, and will be delivered by Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS) National at no cost to the allied health service until 30 June 2017.

For more information and to express interest click here.

Digital health

The My Health Record can provide you with essential health information about your patients. For further information, support or training please visit the Digital Health page or contact the team via eHealth@bsphn.org.au

BSPHN facilitates communications to a group of allied health professionals interested in digital health. If you would like to join please contact the Digital Health team via eHealth@bsphn.org.au

Chronic disease
Please visit the Chronic Disease Management page for a summary of useful resources and links to assist primary care to achieve optimal chronic disease care.

Interdisciplinary Health Practitioner Network (West Brisbane)

Interdisciplinary Health Practitioner Network (West Brisbane) is a project in partnership with Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

Target audience: Primary care practitioners who are managing patients living with multimorbid conditions

This new network is coordinated by Josh Pearn, a local Physiotherapist, and is supported by the Brisbane South PHN. Network meetings provide a forum for practitioners from a range of disciplines to connect, build relationships, provide peer support and improve chronic disease referral pathways.

Meetings will be held in Middle Park, in the western suburbs of Brisbane. All practitioners are welcome to attend, regardless of work or home location.

Enter your contact details here to receive meeting invitations for the West Brisbane network to your inbox.

For more information about the Interdisciplinary Health Practitioner Project please visit their website: ihpn.org.au