Evaluation of the state-wide implementation of an allied health workforce redesign system: Utilisation of the Calderdale framework

Pain, Tilley, Patterson, Sarah, Kuipers, Pim, and Cornwell, Petrea (2018) Evaluation of the state-wide implementation of an allied health workforce redesign system: Utilisation of the Calderdale framework. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 13 (3).

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Abstract

Background: Increasing demand for allied health services is driving workforce redesign towards greater productivity within budgetary constraints. To date, there has been limited research into workforce redesign tools at an organisational level. The aim of this article was to evaluate an implementation of The Calderdale Framework for state-wide service delivery workforce redesign within allied health settings across Queensland.

Method: A multi-phase methodology with mixed methods of data collection was used. This included analysis of documents, staff surveys, and semi-structured, in-depth interviews with staff from work units utilising the Framework across the state.

Findings: The primary mechanisms for implementation were staff training and provision of centralised resources. Across the state, all health services engaged in training and most completed associated workforce redesign projects. However, the number and type of projects varied across the state as did the successful projects. Feedback from staff indicated the structured nature of the framework was viewed positively, but was time intensive to perform. Local contextual factors heavily influenced workforce redesign success.

Conclusion Key factors pertaining to state-wide workforce redesign include: providing coordinated and centralised systems to support staff, ensuring adequate training, prioritising the development of key local staff, and proactively managing local contextual factors.

Item ID: 74007
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2204-3136
Copyright Information: All articles published in the journal provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons license of CC BY-NC 4.0.
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 01:21
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420199 Allied health and rehabilitation science not elsewhere classified @ 45%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390305 Professional education and training @ 55%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200206 Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs) @ 55%
20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200301 Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) @ 45%
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