Department of Health

Allied health professionals are autonomous practitioners who work collaboratively as part of effective teams alongside doctors, nurses and midwives and other professionals to provide holistic person-centred care.

Allied health professionals are qualified to:

  • support and enable diagnosis of health conditions
  • provide interventions to maintain and optimise the physical, social and mental wellbeing of the community.

Allied Health encompasses more than 42,500 professionals across more than 27 professions in health and community organisations with an important role in the management of chronic disease and improving quality of life.

Allied Health professionals use a consumer-centred approach and have a professional ethos based on a strong culture of evidence-based practice, robust clinical governance and personal accountability for quality improvement and life-long continuing professional development.

Reviewed 04 December 2023


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