Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer

The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer informs, guides and advocates for the ACT allied health workforce. The Offices provides evidence-based advice on local, national, and international issues relevant to the allied health workforce and manages allied health workforce initiatives.

The Office works with allied health professionals across the ACT, as well as with nurses, midwives, medical practitioners, consumers, peak bodies, professional agencies, education providers and regulators.

ACT Chief Allied Health Officer 

The Acting ACT Chief Allied Health Officer is Dr Sue Fitzpatrick. The role leads the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer within the Office of Professional Leadership and Education at the ACT Health Directorate. The ACT Chief Allied Health Officer is the professional and strategic representative for allied health.

The ACT Chief Allied Health Officer works closely with internal and external stakeholders, including allied health professionals, education providers, government, and non-government areas to align and promote education, research, and workforce needs. The role supports sustainable, safe, high-quality health and wellbeing services.

At a national level, the ACT Chief Allied Health Officer is a member of the National Allied Health Advisers and Chief Officers Committee (NAHAC) which has representation from all jurisdictions across Australia, the Commonwealth and New Zealand. 

ACT Health Workforce Strategy 2023-2032

Information about the strategy and its implementation can be found at ACT Health Workforce Strategy 2023-2032.

ACT Allied Health Workforce Framework Work Plan

The ACT Allied Health Workforce Framework Work Plan is the strategic guide for the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer to enable allied health workforce planning and initiatives.

Download the ACT Allied Health Workforce Work Plan.

Contact information

Phone: (02) 5124 9734

Email: ChiefAlliedHealthOffice@act.gov.au 

Postal address: ACT Health, GPO Box 825, Canberra City ACT 2601

Street address: 2-6 Bowes St, Phillip ACT 2606

Page last updated on: 6 Feb 2024