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Allied Health Professions in NSW Health

In NSW Health, there is general consensus on a core group of clinical health professions that are classified as Allied Health Professions and are not medical or nursing professions. The following criteria are used to define Allied Health Professionals:

  • Tertiary qualified health professionals and hold relevant State or Territory registration, licence or accreditation to practice
  • Provide a range of therapeutic and diagnostic services in either the public or private health care sector
  • Apply their skills and knowledge to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive and social function
  • Use a range of complex professional clinical skills including communication, clinical reasoning, reflection and evidence-based practice skills
  • Are ‘allied’ or aligned to each other and other members of the health professional workforce, working together as part of a multidisciplinary team; to each other and other members of the health professional workforce, to their clients, the client’s family, carers and community working across the health system.

NSW Health categorises the following tertiary qualified professions as ‘Allied Health’ as per the NSW Treasury Codes. Information below has been collated by allied health professionals working within NSW Health facilities.

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