Two Flinders University staff members have been appointed to the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Allied Health Rural Generalist Accreditation Council.
The council accredits post‐professional entry education programs in rural generalist practice for allied health professions as part of the Allied Health Rural Generalist (AHRG) Pathway.
Emeritus Professor David Prideaux has been appointed as chair and Dr Anthea Brand, Director, University Department of Rural Health NT has been appointed to the council. Flinders affiliate and former staff member Annie Farthing has also been appointed.
Prof Prideaux says: “The creation of the Council is an historic step in the provision of high-quality generalist health professional services in rural and remote Australia. Council members have a broad range of relevant expertise and experience. I look forward to commencing this vital work in collaboration with my fellow members.”
Dr Brand said it was a competitive process with the selection of members now looking forward to assessing and expanding the range of programs available for allied health professionals looking to expand on their skills with formal qualifications.
“The council will be supporting graduate allied health professionals to work in rural and remote communities where they are often the sole clinicians or working in small multidisciplinary teams with limited access to resources,” Dr Brand says.