Allied Health Professional Development in the West Division, Grampians Region
Grampians Region Allied Health Professional Development Strategy (2014-17)
The main aim of the Grampians Region Allied Health Professional Development Strategy (2014-17) is to improve the planning, coordination and promotion of allied health interprofessional development in the Grampians Region. This strategy also provides direction for allied health interprofessional development in the Grampians Region. It outlines priority areas and activities for allied health interprofessional development between 2014 to 2017.
The strategy has been developed in response to the priority area in the Grampians Region Allied Health Workforce Strategic Plan (2011-14) of improving professional development to allied health in the Grampians Region.
Please click the following link to view the strategy: Grampians Region Allied Health Professional Development Strategy 2014-17rpt
Existing interprofessional development for allied health in the Grampians Region
Grampians Allied Health Early Careers Program (previously Grampians Allied Health Graduate Program)
In 2017, an Allied Health Early Careers Program will be delivered in the eastern and western areas of the Grampians Region. The program is open to graduate allied health staff, as well as early career allied health professionals who would benefit from participation in the programs. The sessions have an interprofessional development focus and topics have been prioritised based on feedback from regional managers and previous program participants.
by Thursday 9th March 2017 to enrol eligible staff in the program. Please see attached link with information on topics and learning outcomes for these sessions: BHS Early Career Program 2017
Grampians Integrated Cancer Services (GICS)
for further information.
Grampians Region Allied Health Leaders Network
A series of evidence-based workshops were held in Ballarat in early 2015. Power point presentations of these workshops are available below. Please note also these workshops were complimented by the Evidence-based Practice - Part 1 and 2 - Basic Principles e-Learning Module which are available to allied health clinicians on the Victorian Regional Health Services e-Learning Network (ReHSeN).
Workshop 1 - EBP - Developing your question PP APR15
Workshop 2 - EBP - Searching the literature PP MAY15
Workshop 3 - EBP- Summarising and assessing papers PP MAY15
Workshop 4 - EBP - Summarising findings PP JUN15
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)
SARRAH is the nationally recognised organisation representing rural and remote allied health professionals. SARRAH have developed a training package which is an online resource to support allied health professionals transitioning to rural and remote practice. The resource includes a transition toolkit and several e-learning modules. For further information please visit the link. SARRAH also deliver a biannual national allied health conference.
Victorian Regional Health Services eLearning Network (ReHSeN)
ReHSeN is a collaborative venture between health, community and aged care organisations located in the rural divisions of Victoria, the Victorian Department of Health and e3Learning. The ReHSeN portal provides online professional development resources to a full range of healthcare professionals (including allied health) who work in these organisations. For the West Division, Grampians Region there is a key contact in each public health and community health organisation who can support you with getting started and accessing existing courses.
Western Victoria Primary Health Nework
The role of the Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is to:
- increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes
- improve the coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time
As part of this role WVPHN provides educational events for primary health care providers including general practitioners, practice nurses and allied health professionals. The organisation has 4 offices comprising: Geelong, Warnambool, Ballarat and Horsham. The Ballarat and Horsham offices provide educational events that cover the Grampians Region. To search for educational events at WVPHN please click here.
Allied health research resource
The Clinicians Health Channel is an online information portal providing free access to current, accurate and reliable sources of information for all doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in the Victorian public health sector. It's a clinical information repository of up-to-date evidence based material primarily for point of care decision making but also for research and ongoing professional development. If you are working from a Victorian public health service you can access this resource via the website.
Clinicians working in the Victorian public health services can also apply to access this service remotely by visiting the following page.
Allied health scholarships and grants
Continuing Professional Development Grants and Post Graduate Scholarships for Allied Health
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce the Rural Allied Health Program is now open for applications.
The program provides continuing professional development grants (CPD) and post graduate scholarships to allied health professionals and allied health assistants who work in rural Victoria, providing opportunities and incentives for the rural allied health workforce to network, develop clinical and professional skills and share learning with their colleagues.
The Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria administer these programs for the department and further information including guidelines and applicantions can be located on the web page.
Updated March 2017