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Table 1 Multidisciplinary stakeholders represented in the WA Musculoskeletal Health Network ()

From: Applying a Health Network approach to translate evidence-informed policy into practice: A review and case study on musculoskeletal health

Category of stakeholder


Allied health professionals

Physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, occupational therapists, psychologists


Individuals who care for people with chronic health and musculoskeletal conditions


Individuals with chronic health conditions and chronic musculoskeletal conditions


Health insurance companies (profit and not-for-profit)

Cross-jurisdictional representation

NSW Musculoskeletal Network members

General practitioners


Inter-departmental representation

WorkCover WA, WorkSafe WA, Disability Services Commission

Medical specialists

Rheumatologists, endocrinologists, orthopaedic surgeons, pain specialists, anaesthetists

Medicare Locals


Non-government organisations

Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA, Injury Control Council of WA, Council of the Ageing


Nurses and nurse practitioners


Community and hospital pharmacists

Policy makers and planners

Officers across the divisions of the Department, officers from the Area Health Services

Professional Organisations

Australian Physiotherapy Association, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australian Chiropractic Association, Australian Rheumatology Association

Research, Education and Training Organisations

Universities, Research Institutes