• 09 Jun, 2023

National Health Reform Agreement Addendum 2020-25 - Mid-term Review

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

May 2023

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Essential funding for healthcare paves way for improved patient care

The Federal Government has committed to quality health care reform with the release of the 2023-24 Federal Budget last night, through measures that enable multidisciplinary care, invest in more Urgent Care Clinics and provide a much-needed boost to Medicare.
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Long and repeated COVID report statement

The APA welcomes the ‘Sick and tired: Casting a long shadow' report findings released earlier this week, as a result of the Inquiry into Long COVID and Repeated COVID Infections.
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Speaking from personal experience, this physiotherapist urges better care for Long COVID

In an article for Croakey, APA National President Scott Willis writes from personal experience and argues that there is an urgent need for integrated, multidisciplinary care for people with Long COVID.
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NSW election primed for healthcare reform

The NSW Government yesterday announced plans to equip two new integrated health hubs in south west Sydney with physiotherapists and other allied health services. 

  • 09 Jun, 2023

Strengthening access to physiotherapy in NSW

Australian Physiotherapy Association 2023 NSW Election Statement

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South Australia and Queensland’s opportunity for physios in urgent care

This week Minister for Health Mark Butler has called for expressions of interest for Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) in South Australia and Queensland. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes this opportunity for physiotherapists to work in a team-based care model to reduce pressure on emergency departments and GPs.

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Strengthening Medicare Taskforce report

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) endorses the vision for improving primary care as outlined in the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce report and now eagerly expects the Government to deliver on this reform.

The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce has delivered a vision for improving primary care, and there is now an expectation the Albanese Government will deliver on this.

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Quick access to quality treatment model to reduce health system burden

Patients are yearning for enhanced ownership of their own care, yet the current Australian healthcare system doesn’t allow for quick access to quality treatment, where and when the patient requires.

To assist in the optimisation of the patient pathway, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has tabled a Pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government ahead of the 2023-24 Budget in May.

  • 09 Jun, 2023

Federal Pre-Budget Submission 2023-2024 | Physiotherapy: high-value care for all.

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

January 2023