Office of the Chief Health Professions Officer

The Office of the Chief Health Professions Officer (OCHPO), led by Ms Dianne Bianchini in the role of Chief Health Professions Officer, provides leadership and strategic advice on issues including workforce planning, reform and education for 25 professions in the allied health and health science workforce.  

The Office has a broad systems role in:

  • identifying trends in the delivery of allied health and health science services and workforce across the WA health system
  • encouraging leadership and strategic direction for allied health and health science services
  • collaborating with Health Service Providers, allied health and health science professionals to facilitate a safe, effective and efficient health system
  • providing high level policy advice to State and Commonwealth governments on issues relevant to the allied health and health science professions.

View information on regulated and self-regulating professions and the relevant registration Boards.

Scholarships

Allied health and health science scholarships and grants (Excel 79KB) available for this year.

Projects

Some of the recent significant projects include:

  • Annual Allied Health Rotary Awards for Excellence in Teamwork
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Clinical Handover
  • Research Capacity Building
  • Small but Critical Professions 
  • Rural and Remote Allied Health Generalist

Reports

The Office of the Chief Health Professions Officer have produced the following reports:

  • Supporting and Developing the Allied Health Assistant Workforce 2015 (PDF 740KB)
  • WA Health Physiotherapy Expanded Practice Project - Consultation Summary Report 2015 (PDF 495KB)
  • WA Health Physiotherapy Expanded Scope of Practice Project - A Literature Overview 2015 (PDF 947KB)
  • Standardised Health Profession Titles 2015 (PDF 282KB)
  • Other strategic reports can be found in the Reports and Publications section of this website.

    Contact

    Office of the Chief Health Professions Officer
    Level 2 Block B
    Phone: 9222 2033
    Email: chpo@health.wa.gov.au

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