NT WorkSafe has endorsed the Clinical Framework, which outlines a set of guiding principles for the delivery of allied health services to injured workers. The framework has been established to:

  • optimise health and return to work outcomes
  • inform healthcare providers about NT WorkSafe’s expectations for the management of injured workers
  • provide a set of guiding principles for the provision of healthcare services for injured workers, healthcare professionals and insurers
  • ensure healthcare services are goal oriented, evidence-based and clinically justified

All allied healthcare providers dealing with injured workers are encouraged to adopt these principles within the standards of their professions.

The Clinical Framework reflects the most contemporary approach to treatment and incorporates recent developments in evidence-based practice. Academic and clinical representatives were consulted.

The Clinical Framework is supported by the following peak bodies and associations:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Osteopathic Association
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Chiropractors Association of Australia

Clinical Framework - For the Delivery of Health Services​​​