Allied Health Practice Support

Support

Allied Health Practices located within our region have access to the following services and support to help maintain and improve quality within their practice.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Allied Health Network: Allied Health Professionals have the opportunity to access education activities as part of their membership with the CESPHN Allied Health Network

Allied health practice staff can attend educational activities relevant to improving their practices, such as:

  • Infection control
  • Telephone techniques
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Triage
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Dealing with difficult patients 
  • and much more

Support and resources

CESPHN can support practices with resources to improve their practice, such as: 

Allied Health Practice Accreditation

Overview

Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) is a not-for-profit health promotion charity with more than twenty years’ experience in community service accreditation and more than ten years’ experience in primary and secondary health care accreditation and related services. QIP is part of the AGPAL Group of Companies and is Australia’s most comprehensive accreditation company.

QIP is involved in the rollout of introductory accreditation for dental practices and the revised physiotherapy practice standards.

Physiotherapy Accreditation Program

The standards for physiotherapy practices were revised in 2011. The Physiotherapy Accreditation Program includes:

  • helping practices to measure and improve practice performance and outcomes
  • provides a basis for minimum standards of physiotherapy patient safety and care
  • is based on a desktop assessment model, conducted by a peer physiotherapist surveyor
  • has a three year accreditation cycle, and
  • empowers physiotherapy practices to undertake a process of continuous quality improvement.

document-pdf-text Practice Standards for physiotherapy practices

Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation

Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation is voluntary, profession-led and aims to promote continuous quality improvement.

external link  National Safety and Quality health service standards

Benefits

  • Quality and safety of the services that are provided to your patients
  • Provide credible assurance about the quality of care/service
  • Instil confidence for patients
  • Reduce business risk
  • Educate and engage staff in the provision of quality service
  • Help build a culture of quality,
  • Enhance customer focus by ensuring patient’s expectations are met.

 

Please visit our Practice Support page for further information or contact our Practice Support and Development team on 1300 986 991 or email practicesupport@cesphn.com.au for further support and assistance.