06 Nov 2019
The Osteopathy Board of Australia (the Board) has launched a short video, Getting to know your revised osteopathy capabilities, to explain important changes coming up for practitioners.
The video features Board Chair Nikole Grbin, practitioner member of the Board Paul Orrock, and Chair of the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council, Brett Vaughan explaining what the capabilities are, who they affect and how you can apply them to your practice.
It is being published alongside a suite of other resources to help osteopaths be ready for the revised capabilities coming into effect on 1 December 2019.
Board Chair Nikole Grbin wants practitioners to feel supported as the revised capabilities kick off later this year.
‘The revised osteopathic capabilities will apply to all osteopaths, whether practising or working in other roles such as education or management. The capabilities set out the attributes, knowledge and skills required for osteopathic practice and include some important updates for our evolving profession.
‘It’s vital that all osteopaths are familiar with the revised capabilities and understand how to apply them to your practice. We hope this video and the other resources we have published help make the changes easier to understand and apply in their practice,’ Nikole said.
The changes include cultural competence and cultural safety, safe and quality use of medicines and leadership in educating students, graduates and the public.
‘The Board has published an advance copy of the revised capabilities on the Board's website to allow practitioners time to familiarise themselves with the capabilities. In addition to the video the Board has also published a transition FAQ and an implementation FAQ to support practitioners understand the revised capabilities and I encourage all osteopaths look at these before 1 December’ Nikole said.
You can view the video below or on the Osteopathy Board website, YouTube and Vimeo channels.