Networking on asthma/allergies

The National Asthma Council Australia has launched the Health Professionals Network, a community of health professionals who care for people with asthma or allergies, and who want to help improve asthma resources and services.

The HPN will be consulted for ideas, feedback and advice to ensure diverse health professional perspectives are included throughout projects.

The network is designed to be flexible and allow members to be engaged on their terms, enabling the network to consult with stakeholders in the professional community for input and feedback to ensure their perspectives are included throughout its work and to ensure that work is relevant, accurate and has an impact.

Membership is open to people working in the Australian healthcare system and providing services to people with asthma or allergies.

Network members will be consulted for advice and assistance in the planning, delivery and/or evaluation of NAC projects, services and resources.

Engagement opportunities will vary depending on the project the NAC is working on, with many opportunities available online and some through contact in person or by teleconference.

The NAC says some of the opportunities will let members of the network improve asthma care in their professional or geographical area, while others might affect broader asthma care and services.

The council also stresses there is no obligation to participate in any of the opportunities, and members can be involved in as many, or as few, as they want.