A new framework developed to strengthen engagement between the Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and the Allied Health sector has been launched by the National PHN Cooperative. The National PHN Allied Health in Primary Care Engagement Framework (The Framework) will serve as a roadmap for increased and collaborative ways of working.
Allied Health Peak Bodies and practitioners, State/Territory and Federal government and PHNs have all played a crucial role in shaping the Framework over the past year. This input has been invaluable in informing future engagement strategies to support allied health contributions to consumer and community outcomes.
The Framework provides a description of the intention behind its development and core recommendations underpinning it. Six priority areas for increased collaboration between PHNs and the Allied Health sector have been identified:
- Nationally-led collaboration
- Governance and culture
- Practice engagement
- Data quality and digital maturity
- Workforce and access to allied healthcare
- Integration, models of care and funding
While the Framework is designed primarily for use by PHNs, it is anticipated that implementation at the PHN level will be guided by the Allied Health sector and other key stakeholders. Sydney North Health Network is looking forward to continued engagement and collaboration with allied health professionals working in the Sydney North region.
Download the Framework here.