Celebrating our Allied Health Professionals
October 14th marks national AHPs Day – a day to celebrate and shout about the major contribution our collective professionals make to patient care and improving the quality of people’s lives.
It is also an opportunity for Allied Health Professionals to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family. It is a social movement to enable AHPs to collaborate within services, organisations and regions to:
- Improve awareness of the roles of allied health professions
- Demonstrate the achievements of local services and their impact on patient care and population health
- Support integrated working with other services and organisations
You can find out more about AHPs Day on the NHS England website.
What is an AHP?
Allied Health Professionals are the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS. Made up of 14 unique and diverse professions, their practice is integral to most clinical pathways. They work across organisational boundaries, providing solution-focused, goal-centred care to support patients’ independence.
We have 10 of the 14 Allied Health Professions working within our Trust. They are:
- Art Therapists
- Drama Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)