Welcome to the Children's Healthcare Network Allied to Kids (A2K) website!
Providing education, support and clinical resources to Allied Health professionals working with children across NSW.
The NSW Children's Healthcare Networks are currently collaborating on Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support. An Allied Health Educator is employed in each of the three Children's Healthcare Networks to address education, training and clinical support for NSW Health allied health professionals who work with children.
The Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators would like to personally welcome you to the website, please take some time to browse the site!
Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support Implementation Plan (January 2015 - July 2019)
The Allied Health Educators have developed an implementation plan for distribution and are excited to be able to share it with you. The Implementation Plan (pdf 138K) introduces the vision for Allied to Kids - Allied Health professionals are educated and supported to provide children and families with the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Our plan aligns with the NSW Kids and Families document Healthy + Safe + Well: A strategic health plan for children, young people and families 2014 - 24.
Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education
The Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education Program is an initiative of the NSW Children's Healthcare Network to promote the use of videoconferencing, web conferencing and other media as a means of supporting and developing Allied Health professionals' knowledge and confidence in the treatment of children presenting with more serious or complex clinical conditions across the Northern, Southern and Western Regions of the Children's Healthcare Network.
For further information regarding videoconferencing and web conferencing, what information you will need to register and proposed dates for 2017, visit the Telehealth Virtual Education page.
March 21 - The videoconference session (virtual meeting room system) 'Nutrition in the NICU and beyond' was presented by Alex Bartrop and Sheridan Collins, Dietitians, Children's Hospital Westmead. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQ3MM56.
April 4 - The videoconference session (virtual meeting room system) 'Simulation for Allied Health: The new frontier?' was presented by Meg Wemyss, Network Allied Health Educator, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AHSIM.
May 2 - The pre-recorded session (available on Allied to Kids website for viewing) 'NSW Health - Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme' will be presented by James Stormon, Social Policy Implementation Manager, Government Relations Branch. Please note registrations for this session have now closed.
May 16 - The live videoconference panel discussion session (virtual meeting room system) 'NSW Health - Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme' will be presented by James Stormon, Social Policy Implementation Manager, Government Relations Branch; Jenny Martin, Director Allied Health, Children, Young People and Families, Hunter New England LHD; Laura Kelly, NDIS Transition Manager, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Please note registrations for this session have now closed. Questions for this session must be submitted by the 10th May via the question survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FTP2F3K.
Expressions of interest for the Allied Health Educational Secondment Program now OPEN
The Educational Secondment Program provides opportunities for NSW Health Allied Health professionals who work with children to access education and support by visiting one of the tertiary children’s hospitals or a specialist health facility for up to 5 days.
Expressions of interest are now being accepted and further information including the online expression of interest form is available on the Educational Secondments page. The current round will close on the 28th April 2017.