Clinician Forum: Allied health services for people with disability and developmental delay in rural and remote Tasmania

Beng Poh

6 December 2017 10:00 am Australia/Hobart

6212 7302

Allied health clinicians are invited to attend a forum about allied health services for Tasmanian people with disability.

National Disability Services are looking into the allied health workforce in Tasmania. We know there is an existing shortage of allied health services in rural and remote areas of the State, and we expect increased demand as the NDIS continues to roll out.

National Disability Services Tasmania is carrying out community consultation to develop and implement strategies to better meet the needs of people with disability in rural and remote areas of the state.

We want to discuss the following topics with clinicians:
 What is and isn’t working well with allied health and the NDIS
 How to attract allied health clinicians to work in disability in Tasmania
 How to retain allied health clinicians working in disability in Tasmania
 The use of allied health assistants in a hub-and-spoke model
 The use telehealth models of service delivery
 Clinical training requirements for behaviour support plan writing

You will also hear an update from Dr Kim Bulkeley, Scholarly Teaching Fellow, Occupational Therapy at Sydney University, on what is working in other rural and remote areas of Australia.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services