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Building research capacity in low resource settings

Building research capacity is high on the health policy agenda. Health organisations that have higher levels of research capacity and activity are more likely to perform evidence-based practice and deliver evidence-informed health messages to patients. Many research capacity building (RCB) iniatives, …

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Allied health workforce
Sociology of ProfessionsWorkforce Planning

What is Allied Health?

What is “Allied Health” Have you ever wondered why a very diverse group of professions such as physiotherapy, radiography or occupational therapy are so often referred to collectively as “allied health”?  We all know the phrase, but what does it really …

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Research Capacity Building

7 Ways to Be a Research Enabling Manager

Producing, using, and translating research evidence that is relevant to healthcare policy and clinical practice is critical to maximising healthcare effectiveness, efficiency, and safety. However not all organisations are equally effective at creating a culture that is supportive of research. This …

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Discipline SpecificModels of Care

Introducing An Allied Health Assistant into your service? 5 Key Systems & Structures To Help You Streamline The Process

Are you struggling to meet your allied health service demand? This article is aimed at allied health service leaders, managers, directors and CEOs who are considering employing an allied health assistant to increase their service capacity. We describe the five key …

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Managing allied health service demand
Models of CareWorkforce Planning

Not Enough Allied Health Staff? Manage Service Demand Instead

We all have stories of the ridiculous challenges in accessing sufficient allied health (and other) workers to meet the burgeoning demand in the disability, aged care, community, hospital sectors – and in fact any space that employs health workers right now. …

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Allied health professional administering a vaccine
Sociology of ProfessionsWorkforce Planning

How COVID-19 is shaping healthcare professional role boundaries

Were you surprised to read that physiotherapists, podiatrists, and dietitians will be able to administer COVID vaccines? Have you ever wondered how professional role boundaries are determined? Who decides what the different professions can and cannot do in terms of their …

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