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Increasing capacity for research and knowledge translation improves healthcare practice, which results in better consumer healthcare outcomes for all Western Australians.
The WAHTN Allied Health Enabling Platform was formed in 2018 in response to concerns raised by Allied Health professionals in relation to the limited opportunities to undertake research and contribute to research knowledge translation. The overall aim of the WAHTN Allied Health Enabling Platform is to promote research capacity building among the many professions recognised as Allied Health.
Allied Health is the second largest professional group in Western Australia’s healthcare system. The term Allied Health is used to describe a broad range of health professionals who aren’t doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied Health professionals comprise of university qualified practitioners with specialised expertise diagnostic, technical and therapeutic skills used to improve the health and well-being of community members. Some are referred to as regulated professions and registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Others are referred to as self-regulating professions, which involves professional peers in establishing and monitoring professional standards. Further information on Allied Health professions can be found at the Allied Health Professions Australia or Office of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer.
The Allied Health Enabling Platform team is led by representatives from WAHTN, and it’s member organisations, including the WA Department of Health, Western Australian universities, and private hospital providers (St John of God Health Care and Ramsay Health Care).
If you’re an interested in being involved contact WAHTN