Allied Health Professionals
A Growing Workforce
There are more than 90,000 allied health professionals (AHPs) working in Australia today. Many of these highly trained clinicians work alongside doctors and nurses, providing quality primary and secondary healthcare for Australians.
A growing number of AHPs help provide care for people with chronic and complex conditions, working as a team alongside general practitioners and general practice nurses. In addition to the extensive training AHPs undertake to qualify in their chosen professions, which may contain training specific to chronic disease management, a number of post-graduate training courses are available for further training in chronic disease management.