Friday 14th October 2022 was Allied Health Professional day. I made a little video and post parts of it on my social media accounts. It’s about my lived experiences of collective treatment from AHP staff during a long hospital admission.
Having received some lovely feedback and some people asking if they can use it in teaching sessions, I have decided to post it here on my blog site in full, with an open permission for it to be used by health and care professionals and universities for teaching purposes. I ask that you do not edit it without permission from myself. Please contact me via email if you want to use it outside of the context I have given permission. OT_rach@outlook.com
NHS England Give this definition of Allied health professionals
The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are the third largest workforce in the NHS. In the main they are degree level professions, and are professionally autonomous practitioners. 13 of the 14 AHPs are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with Osteopaths regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOC).
AHPs provide system-wide care to assess, treat, diagnose and discharge patients across social care, housing, education, and independent and voluntary sectors. Through adopting an holistic approach to healthcare, AHPs are able to help manage patients’ care throughout the life course from birth to palliative care. Their focus is on prevention and improvement of health and wellbeing to maximise the potential for individuals to live full and active lives within their family circles, social networks, education/training and the workplace.
In total there are 14 AHP’s
You can find out more about what each one does on the NHS England website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ahp/about/
- Art Therapists
- Music therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Operating Department Practitioners
- Prosthetists and Orthotists
- Speech and language therapists