The inaugural meeting of the Heath Workforce Australia (HWA) standing advisory committee for health professions was held in Adelaide on Monday 11 April 2011.
Alan Eade (Vice President) represented Paramedics Australasia at this meeting and the following items were considered by the committee:
Terms of Reference – Presented and accepted
Review of the current HWA major initiatives: Work Plan; Information, Analysis, and Planning; Workforce Innovation and Reform; Clinical Training Reform; and International Recruitment.
Input from all committee members on the questions: What do you see as the current and looming major workforce issues? What would you like to get out of the engagement with HWA?
This committee will meet up to 4 times per year.
Organisations invited to be members of the HWA Advisory Committee for Health Professions
Allied Health Professions Australia Audiological Society of Australia
Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine
Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
Australia & New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
Australian Association of Social Workers
Australian College of Midwives
Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association
Australian Dental Association
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
Australian Institute of Radiography
Australian Medical Association
Australian Nursing Federation
Australian Osteopathic Association
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Australasian Podiatry Council
Australian Psychological Society Ltd.
Australian Sonographers Association
Chiropractors Association of Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia
Exercise and Sports Science Australia
Indigenous Allied Health Australia Inc
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association
Occupational Therapy Australia
Optometrists Association Australia
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
Speech Pathology Australia