Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland

The Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland is inviting two (2) consumer representatives from the HCQ network to a one-day strategy and planning forum being held on Thursday 20th February, 2020. 

This event is being run by the Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland, Queensland Department of Health.  The Office plays a key role in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to ensure an appropriately skilled allied health workforce to meet the current and future health service needs of Queensland.  There are over 9000 allied health professional and technical staff working in Queensland, who work alongside doctors and nurses to provide optimum health care.  Further information about the organisation can be found on their website

Closing date: 8.00am, Monday 17 February 2020

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The main topics for discussion at the strategy and planning forum are:

  • Workforce planning for new models of care led by allied health
  • Clinical education and training
  • The allied health research strategy

The forum will bring together Queensland Health allied health leaders and key stakeholders from across the state including representatives from audiology, dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, social work, speech pathology.  There will be approximately 60 people present.  Tables will be set up with a maximum of 8 people to a table to enable small group discussion.

Role of the consumer

The role of the successful consumers will be to attend the planning day, actively contribute to the small table discussions and provide advice from a health consumer/carer perspective to inform planning decisions.

Who is it for?

Preferably the consumer representatives would have received allied health services and possibly been treated by allied health new graduates/students or even been part of a research project as part of their treatment.

Time and location

Thursday 20th February 2020

8.45am – 3.30pm

Hotel Grand Chancellor, 23 Leichardt Street, Brisbane

Limited parking is available at the venue.

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement.

Parking will be covered.

Catering and refreshments will be provided on the day.

How to apply

Please complete this consumer application form and return to [email protected] by 8.00am, Monday, 17 February 2020.

For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3012 9090.