Health Workforce Australia’s set of In Focus reports are now available. The reports combine information from a wide range of sources to provide a snapshot of the existing workforce for six health occupations – physiotherapy, psychology, optometry, pharmacy, dietetics and podiatry.
Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is conducting an online survey to find out how comfortable people feel about potentially being treated by an Extended Care Paramedic (ECP) in their own home. Click here to access the survey.
ECPs are experienced paramedics with advanced education and training enabling them to treat people with a range of health conditions safely in their own home or residential facility.
Updated with new articles 11 March 2014 - HWA is sponsoring the publication of ten Human Resources for Health articles which focus on innovations, research on evidence and policies that attract and retain health workers in underserviced areas, and improve our understanding of issues related to geographic distribution. The articles are featuring in the series Right Time, Right Place: Improving access to health service through effective retention and distribution of health workers.
The first stage of the HPPP project is complete and work will now commence on implementation. A report containing the final HPPP and high level recommendations for implementation was approved by the Standing Council on Health on 8 November 2013.
A key HWA project has received recognition at a prestigious project management award ceremony over the weekend.
HWA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker project won both the Project of the Year award and Community Service and Development category in the Institute of annual Project Management Achievement Awards in South Australia.
The project will now progress to the national awards ceremony on 15 October 2013.