Posted on: 15 October 2020

Allied Health Professions (AHPs) day falls on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

We held an AHP and Therapies Conference for staff via Zoom.  If you missed it, you can watch it back here

AHPs Day is a grass root opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family. AHPs Day is a social movement to enable AHPs to collaborate within services, organisations and regions to:

  • Improve awareness of the roles of the fourteen 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
  • AHPs are now the second largest healthcare workforce with significant opportunities to support delivery of the NHS long term plan

AHPs include:

  • Art Therapists
  • Drama Therapists
  • Music Therapists
  • Chiropodists
  • Podiatrists
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Orthoptists
  • Osteopaths,
  • Paramedics,
  • Physiotherapists,
  • Prosthetists 
  • Orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • and Speech and Language Therapists

For more details go to this website and follow #AHPsDay on Twitter

We recently spoke to three of our AHPs about their roles.

Becky Glassman, an Occupational Therapist (OT) at Milton Keynes who had a passion for occupational therapy from a young age; OT Katie Harwood who had a unique introduction to the profession, starting at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and Emma Holmes, CNWL's first Head of Occupational Therapy across our Offender Care Services.

Our AHPs have also made a video celebrating their profession, which can be seen below. Some of the photos were taken pre-Covid-19.

To find our more about AHP, visit this website and follow #AHPsDay on Twitter.