Allied Health Credentialing
What is credentialing and why do we need to do it?
Credentialing ensures that staff treating consumers at Barwon Health possess the appropriate formal qualifications, training, experience and clinical competence to perform their role.
The key principles that underpin the need for credentialing and defining the scope of clinical practice are to:
- maintain and improve the safety and quality of care that patients receive from health professionals
- sustain the confidence of both the public and healthcare professions
- support and embed good practice
- ensure compliance with all relevant legal requirements, national standards and guidelines.
Barwon Health is required to ensure that all allied health professionals who provide services at Barwon Health facilities are appropriately credentialed.
Last Modified: Thursday, 02 November 2023