Allied Health ReConnect Project
NSW Health implemented the Allied Health ReConnect Project in April 2006 to investigate the feasibility of developing a re-entry model for allied health professions with the purpose of refreshing the knowledge of participants rather than acting as a 're-training' program.
Following a literature review on workforce re-entry and a consultation process to determine the most critical elements to include in an allied health re-entry program, an agreed Allied Health ReConnect Program Framework was developed. This framework was used to structure a pilot re-entry program, which was trialled with the hospital pharmacy profession.
The literature review and the report summarising the development of the Allied Health ReConnect Program Framework are attached below.
Hospital Pharmacy ReConnect Pilot Program
The Hospital Pharmacy ReConnect Pilot Program was the first pilot of a re-entry program for allied health professionals developed by NSW Health and was based on the findings from the Allied Health ReConnect Project. The Hospital Pharmacy ReConnect Program was implemented in 2007 and aimed to recruit registered pharmacists into the NSW hospital pharmacy workforce.
The following resources were developed as part of the program to support the learning and development of pharmacists re-entering the hospital pharmacy workforce.
Pilot Program Resources
The results of the evaluation of the program are summarised in the report attached below.