The Council hosted the Physiotherapy Regulation and Accreditation (PRA) Network’s third event, Conversations with CEO of World Physiotherapy Jonathon Kruger, in August with physiotherapy professionals involved in accreditation and regulation across the world.
Moderated by the Council’s CEO Anton Barnett-Harris, the event enabled Jonathon to share his perspectives on the challenges the global physiotherapy profession faces today. Amidst pandemic and post-pandemic challenges that vary across the world, Jonathon noted that many healthcare services were impacted, and resuming full access to services has not been straightforward, with workforce shortages and high burnout rates.
The interactive session also highlighted the challenges of workforce retention, workforce mobility, and discussed some of the major trends in the profession including the regulation of physiotherapy assistants and the close collaboration of regulators and professional bodies in Europe. The session also highlighted the silver lining that in the post-pandemic era there is a real opportunity to think innovatively and discussed possibilities the international profession could consider.
As secretariat of the PRA Network, the Council organises free and open events that help build strong partnerships and collaborations to enhance physiotherapy regulation and accreditation around the world.
If you are involved in physiotherapy regulation and accreditation and would like to be part of the PRA Network, please contact us at [email protected]
and we will let you know about the upcoming virtual events.
About PRA Network
The Physiotherapy Regulation and Accreditation (PRA) Network are a group of international stakeholders who share best practice and aim to strengthen accreditation and regulation across the global physiotherapy profession. It is supported by the Australian Physiotherapy Council who acts as secretariat.
About World Physiotherapy
For over 70 years, World Physiotherapy is committed to furthering the physiotherapy profession and improving global health. Next year, they will be organising World Physiotherapy Congress 2023 in Dubai from 2-4 June. If you would like meet with experts and colleagues from around the world to exchange and share innovations and ideas head to their website.