The Allied Health Workforce in NSW Health is a diverse group of professions, in most instances university qualified professionals who work in a health-care team to support a person's medical care. As stated in the 'Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs, 8.2 Allied Health Workforce:
'In very broad terms, allied health professionals provide services to enhance and maintain function of their patients (clients) within a range of settings including hospitals, private practice, community health and in-home care. There is an emphasis on healthy lifestyle and on independence; whether that is physically, psychologically, cognitively or socially. Allied health professionals also have a large role in the management of people with disabilities from childhood to adult.'