About Allied Health Community
The Allied Health Community started its activities in 2010. Our definition of Allied Health is broad and includes clinical healthcare professionals who work in a healthcare team and liaise with physicians to deliver quality patient care and improve the system of care. For the purpose of the community we aim to include a wide range of allied health professionals in our group: such as nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, dietitians, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, etc.
The main objective of the community is to further promote and stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration in clinical guidelines, and to further facilitate and increase interactions between medical and allied health professionals.
Activities and update
Aims and Objectives of the Working Group
- To further promote and stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration in clinical guidelines, and to further facilitate and increase interactions between medical and allied health professionals
- To provide a network for allied health professionals to form partnership, share knowledge and discuss allied healthcare guidelines
Activities of the Allied Health Group will include:
- arranging meetings and workshops at G-I-N conferences
- conducting a scoping review on PROMs in allied healthcare guidelines
- maintaining a section on the G-I-N website that will stimulate networking of allied healthcare professionals, share knowledge and discuss allied healthcare guidelines
Our main activities over the past years to date were:
- 1. To develop a position paper that addresses the importance of patient functioning and quality of life within clinical guidelines. This position paper is published in Health Expectations: van Dulmen SA, Lukersmith S, Muxlow J, Santa Mina E, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MW, van der Wees PJ. Supporting a person-centred approach in clinical guidelines. A position paper of the Allied Health Community - Guidelines International Network (G-I-N). Health Expect. 2013; Oct 14 [Epub ahead of print]
- To provide a toolkit that supports allied health professionals in their participation in guideline activities The modules are being developed under auspices of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and resulted in six modules which can be used in different ways, i.e. a full postgraduate program and brief (online) courses for separate modules.
We will also organise an pre G-I-N 2015 conference seminar in collaboration with European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT). The title of the seminar is Participation of allied health professionals in multidisciplinary guidelines: setting the international agenda.