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Leading the Way: Tasmania’s Health Professionals Shaping Future Care responds to many of the challenges confronting Tasmania’s health system.
In particular, it addresses the need for a flexible healthcare workforce with skills to match patient and client needs while ensuring Tasmania keeps pace with international health workforce developments.
What is Leading the Way about?
In June 2009, the Tasmanian Government launched a care strategy for Tasmania, Leading the Way: Tasmania’s Health Professionals Shaping Future Care. The strategy addresses the need for a flexible healthcare workforce in Tasmania in four strategic areas:
- valuing people’s experiences
- safety and quality
- supporting strong leadership
- new ways of working.
Why do we need it?
As identified in Tasmania’s Health Plan, Tasmania is facing unprecedented challenges to its healthcare system. The state has an ageing workforce and there are increasing demands on the system from an ageing population and the increasing number of Tasmanians living with chronic disease. There are also many challenges in recruiting new healthcare staff.
Leading the Way creates the momentum for change within the health and human services professions in Tasmania, to consistently improve our clients’ experiences by always placing them at the centre of all that we do.
The strategy builds on a study tour to the US and the UK last year by the Leading the Way Taskforce, a group of Tasmanian health professionals.