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Physiotherapists offer solutions to ease pressure on Victorian health system as new COVID wave breaks

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has written to the major parties ahead of this month’s Victorian state election with a solutions paper that outlines the potential of physiotherapists to alleviate pressure on the health system, and better support Victorians managing long COVID.

APA President Scott Willis says long wait times, fragmented services and affordability factors significantly impact access to essential care for a number of high-priority groups within the state.

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Federal Budget lays foundations to deliver high-value care

The first Federal Budget delivered this week by the Labor Government puts the right economic outcome above a political one and sets Australia back on a path to reforming the health system.

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NDIS pricing should be about quality, outcomes and sustainability not a race to the bottom

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) represents a key workforce of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers and welcomes the priority the new government is placing on representation and reform of the scheme, to restore it to its founding promise: choice and control for participants.

Faster treatment, better outcomes and lower costs are required to meet Australia’s current and future healthcare needs, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has outlined the contribution physiotherapy can make towards these ends in a landmark document released today.

Landmark 10-year policy vision paper released by the APA

Faster treatment, better outcomes and lower costs are required to meet Australia’s current and future healthcare needs, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has outlined the contribution physiotherapy can make towards these ends in a landmark document released today.

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Physiotherapy needed to fix healthcare crisis

Bringing physiotherapists into Urgent Care Clinics and funding First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) will help alleviate the healthcare crisis and reduce pressure on GPs and emergency departments.
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Jobs Summit is a critical moment for health workforce in peril - physiotherapy has reform solutions

The Jobs and Skills Summit can be a turning point for Australia’s health workforce if the policy lens is widened beyond GP numbers, and a coordinated national plan is developed to address broader skills shortages says the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

  • 03 Dec, 2022

APA response to the Jobs and Skills Summit Issues Paper

Response to the Jobs and Skills Summit Issues Paper by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

August 2022

At the height of an aged care workforce crisis, the sector is facing further pressures from diminishing allied health staff, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has told a Senate hearing on the Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill.

New aged care funding model requires reform or risks allied health exodus

At the height of an aged care workforce crisis, the sector is facing further pressures from diminishing allied health staff, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has told a Senate hearing on the Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill.

“We’re hearing reports from a major provider that up to 50 per cent of physiotherapists will be let go, meaning 50 per cent less physiotherapy within residential aged care,” APA President Scott Willis told the hearing on Thursday.

The Federal Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill is a welcome first step in over-due sector reform, but more is required to meet the complex healthcare needs of older people.

Media statement: Aged Care Amendment Bill is a first step but more needed to ensure quality care

The Federal Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill is a welcome first step in over-due sector reform, but more is required to meet the complex healthcare needs of older people.

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Access to chronic pain treatment for aged care residents unclear

The Albanese Government is being urged to prioritise allied health care including high-quality physiotherapy available for residents of aged care living with chronic pain.