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Allied Health Services Improvement Group 30 & 31 October 2019


Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019

Meeting Code

The Star Gold Coast
1 Casino Dr

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Steve Bickford
[email protected]

Our Allied Health Improvement Group, in partnership with the Australasian Allied Health Benchmarking Consortium (AAHBC) has been collecting and comparing Allied Health activity data for almost 20 years.  The data is used to drive change and innovation in the delivery of patient care.  In 2017 the theme "How to measure patient outcomes under a value based healthcare system, delivered by Allied Health Clinicians in hospitals?“. We benchmarked 5.1 million Allied Hours of service across 900,000 patients looking for service outliers, trying to help identify if more or less is better. 

The Allied Health Improvement Group workshop is an excellent forum for discussion and a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field and share innovations from our membership.  This year’s primary  theme is 
What is considered high-value and low-value care in Allied Health?
On Day 2 of our workshop we will spend time discussing how HRT reporting can best support your health service.

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HRT1914 Allied Health Improvement Group
The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach, Qld

Day 1 – Wednesday 30th October 2019

8.00 – 8.30am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

8.30 – 9:15am

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10.15am


The Progress Towards Value-based Care in Australia and Overseas

·         Kylie Woolcock

·         Australian Centre for Valued-Based Care

·         LinkedIn:

Small group discussion will follow this presentation

10.15 – 10.45am

Morning Tea

10.45 – 11:10am

INSIGHTS from a Consumer

·         Harry Iles-Mann 
Patient/Consumer Advocate

·         LinkedIn:

11.10 –11.35am

INSIGHTS from a Referrer

·         Dr Jeremy Wellwood MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA 
Executive Director, Clinical Governance Education and Research,

·         Gold Coast Health and Hospital Service

·         LinkedIn:

·         Chair of the Choosing Wisely Program

11.35 – 12:00pm

INSIGHTS from a Health Economist

·         Associate Professor Tracey Comans 
University of Queensland

·         LinkedIn:

12.00 – 12.45pm

Panel Discussion and Group Reflection

12.45 – 1.45pm


1.45 – 3.00pm

INNOVATION – Innovation Poster Presentations


Each site will present their recent service improvements and innovations using a 2 min “elevator pitch” style to the group.  These can be aligned to the workshop theme or relate to any initiative improving the patient’s surgical journey.  The presentations will be streamed into four concurrently presented groups.  Bring a team and allocate a member to the streams of interest for your site.

3.00 – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30 – 4.30pm

INNOVATION – Top Voted Presentations


The top 2 voted presentations from each stream will present to the Group with some time for questions.

4.30 – 5.00pm


·         What have you heard?

·         What would you do differently?


Meeting Ends for Day One


Group Dinner –       The Cuban

103 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach

Day 2 – Thursday 31st October 2019

8.45 – 9.00am  

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 9.30am

Welcome and reflections from Day 1


Insights from the Health Roundtable

9.30 – 11.00am



HRT Allied Data analysis and identification of exemplars

11.00 – 11.30am

Morning Tea

11.30 – 12.30pm

COLLABORATION How to use HRT reports to effect clinical impact


A pooling of ideas from members about how they have used HRT reports to change behaviour or practice.  Speakers will also include:

·         Wojciech Korczynski, Health Roundtable

·         Ben Wakeling, Illawarra-Shoalhaven LHD

12.30 – 1.15pm


1.15 – 1.45pm

COLLABORATION How to use HRT reports to effect clinical impact


Group activity

1.45 – 3.15pm


Team Action Planning: Work within your team to refine the Aim Statement and Action Plan for the upcoming year using local knowledge and inspiration from two days with your peers.


Teams will briefly present their plans to the group for general improvement/discussion/suggestions by other teams.

3.15 – 3.30pm

Themes for 2020


Meeting Ends





Accommodation & Flight Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Suggested Accommodation

Accommodation Contact Details Reference Code Discounts
Meriton Suites Broadbeach
2669 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218

+61 7 5579 6200
AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences
2663 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218

+61 7 5634 8600
[email protected]
Broadbeach Savannah Hotel And Resort
42-46 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

+61 7 5504 4444
[email protected]
Neptune Resort
32 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

+61 7 5592 3555
The Star Gold Coast
1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218

+61 7 5592 8130 or 1800 074 344
POT301019 $279 per room per night


Book online at and enter the Special Booking Code POT301019 to access the group rates.
OR contact Reservations direct on (07) 5592 8130 or 1800 074 344 to make accommodation arrangements, delegates should state that they are attending the "POTENTIAL(X) & THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE”.

The rates start from $279 per night, pending availability at the time of booking.