National Rural Generalist Pathway “application of pathway principles for Allied Health professionals”

Professor Paul Worely

Rural Health Commissioner



Rural communities require a breadth of high quality services to be delivered locally. Innovative ways to overcome the diseconomies of scale are required, and up to now have proven to be elusive in the Allied Health space, particularly because of workforce maldistributions. Is it possible for Allied Health professions to learn from the principles being applied to the National Rural Generalist Pathway in medicine? Can we also learn from jurisdiction based initiatives? Could Allied Health professionals lead the way in some areas? The communities of rural and remote Australia need answers to these questions.