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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!

 

Notice Board

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.

 

Evaluation Survey - 'Feeding Difficulties in Children: A Guide for Allied Health Professionals'

The Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators would like to thank people for taking the time to complete the evaluation survey focusing on the implementation of 'Feeding Difficulties in Children: A Guide for Allied Health Professionals'. A summary of evaluation results will be published in a future edition of the Allied to Kids newsletter.

 

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 2018, visit the Telehealth Virtual Education page.

April 3 2018 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Tube Weaning' was presented by Wendy Birks, Paediatric Dietitian and Dr Jacqui Dalby-Payne, Paediatrician, The Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic, The Children's Hospital Westmead. Please remember to complete you online evaluation at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2L257MN.

May 1 2018 - The WebEx web conference session 'Developmental Language Disorder: what the new consensus in terminology and clinical decision-making pathways means for paediatric Speech Language Pathology' was presented by Dr Natalie Munro, PhD CPSP, Course Director & Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney. Please remember to complete your online evaluation at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R5JDRHV.

May 15 2018 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Empowering Children in Healthcare through Play' was presented by Sandra Pengilly, Head of Child Life and Music Therapy, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please remember to complete your online evaluation at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z2MB6H3.

May 29 2018 - The WebEx web conference session 'Everyone has a role: An introduction to the identification and treatment of eating disorders' will be presented by Jo Titterton, CNC Eating Disorder Service, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and NSW Health Child and Adoloescent Eating Disorder Coordinator. Please note registrations for this session have now closed.

 

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 the current round will close on the 10th May 2018. For further information visit the Educational Secondments page of our website.

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