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Allied health professionals

This page is for allied health professionals (AHPs) working in the Brisbane South PHN catchment, and for healthcare professionals who need to connect with, or refer patients to allied health professionals.

Allied health professionals are an integral part of the primary healthcare team providing specialist services for people of all ages and with various health issues — children, older people, people with chronic conditions, mental health issues, disabilities and those requiring rehabilitation.

Allied health professionals include audiologists, chiropractors, diabetes educators, dieticians, dentists, exercise physiologists, mental health nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, social workers and speech pathologists.

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.

What Brisbane South PHN is doing

Allied health professionals are an important part of the primary healthcare team.

Brisbane South PHN supports AHPs by:

  • coordinating multidisciplinary education and events that meet the professional development needs of the whole primary healthcare team (browse our education calendar here)
  • disseminating allied health specific communications
  • connecting you with an Area Account Manager and various practice support resources and opportunities
  • advertising Expressions of Interest and Tenders on our website and through other communication channels

 

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.

Due to the high number of Allied Health Practitioners now registered for the program, Brisbane South PHN are not currently registering new allied health professionals.

If you would like to be considered for the program in the future, please email your completed EOI to refugeehealth@bsphn.org.au of fax to 07 3864 7599. EOIs will be kept on file and reviewed quarterly with consideration to local need and program capacity. Brisbane South PHN will communicate the outcome of your EOI via email.

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 are 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

Communities of practice

Brisbane South PHN is establishing new Communities of Practice (CoP) to support local health practitioners with similar special interest areas, including:

  • Allied Health Sole Practitioners CoP (Whole region)
  • Children and young people CoP (Inner South)
  • Chronic conditions CoP (West)
  • Multicultural health CoP (South East)
  • NDIS CoP (Outer South)
  • Older adults CoP (Bayside)

For more information click here

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