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 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.
June 2 - The videoconference 'Paediatric Lymphoedema - A challenge for clinicians and families' was presented by Margaret Patterson & Johanna Newsom, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/paedlymphoedema.
July 14 - The videoconference 'Brachial Plexus Management for Toddlers and Preschoolers' was presented by Alison Chivers and Fiona Sampson, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/brachialplexusmanagement.
July 28 - The videoconference 'Nutrition through the life stages' will be presented by Priyanka Sheth, Paediatric Dietitian, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please note that registrations for this session have now closed.
August 11 - The videoconference 'Enteral Feeding in Paediatrics' will be presented by Fiona Arrowsmith, Senior Dietitian, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. To register for this session please complete all required details at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/enteralnutritionFA. Please note that registrations for this session must be completed online by 12 noon on the 5th August 2015.
Expressions of interest open 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 for the current round will close on the 14th August 2015. For further information or to submit an expression of interest please follow this link.