Allied to Kids

Supporting Paediatric Allied Health Clinicians
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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!


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Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support Implementation Plan (January 2015 - July 2019)

The Allied Health Educators have recently developed an implementation plan for distribution and are excited to be able to share it with you. The Implementation Plan (pdf 439K) 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.

2015 Allied Health Telehealth

Registrations for Allied Health Telehealth now occur online. The web link for registration for the upcoming session can be found below. Please remember that the following information will be required when registering your videoconference site (please note that you cannot register your computer details):

  • Accurate VIDEOCONFERENCE IP address/ISDN/alias details and phone number for the specific videoconference room to be used for the Telehealth session.
  • Name and phone number for a nominated local contact.
  • Name and phone number for a local IT representative.

Ensure that you keep these details handy as they will be required each time you register for a session.

The 2015 calendar has now been released. For more information about specific sessions please view the Allied Health Telehealth Calendar.

August 11 - The videoconference 'Enteral Feeding in Paediatrics' was presented by Fiona Arrowsmith, Senior Dietitian, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at

August 25 - The videoconference 'The challenges of evidence based practice in rural settings and some creative solutions' was presented by Kay Skinner, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Charles Sturt University. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at As a result of technical issues we are not able to provide a recorded version of this presentation.

September 8 - The videoconference 'Deadly Boori's Need Talk & Play' was presented by Francie Kelly, Tessa Morrissey & Sarah Crombie, Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT), Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS). Please remember to complete your evaluation online at

October 20 - The videoconference 'Nutritional management of paediatric overweight and obesity - The tertiary perspective' will be presented by Kerryn Chisholm & Alicia Grunseit, Senior Dietitians Weight Management Services, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. To register for this session please remember to complete all required details at Please note that registrations must be entered by 12 noon on the 14th October 2015.


Expressions of interest for the Allied Health Educational Secondment Program

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 have now closed.

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