Allied health professionals

Our thought leadership paper, 'Making the most of allied health professionals', not only provided an assessment of current workforce issues but also potential opportunities for improvement to help support commissioners of services and education, including local education and training boards (LETBs), to plan for future workforce needs of these specialist groups. Further work was undertaken looking at the speech and language therapy workforce.

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Allied health professionals at the CfWI

From art, drama and music therapists through to chiropodists/podiatrists, dieticians and paramedics – this diverse group which make up allied health professionals, deliver high-quality care across a wide range of health and social care pathways and settings.

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Past reports looking at AHPs

Making the most of allied health professionals, brought together health and social care leaders to consider how best to organise the very diverse workforce of allied health professionals to across a number of care pathways, considering factors such as optimum skill mix, education and leadership.

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Workforce risks and opportunities

Our in-depth review of the workforce risks and opportunities facing each of AHP workforce report, describes the key issues facing 24 different professions over three years from 2012.

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Speech and language therapy

Our stocktake of the speech and language therapy workforce in England provides workforce planners at Health Education England and the Department of Health with key information on areas such as, the impact that skill mix initiatives with related clinicians may have upon future demand and supply, taking a view to 2025.

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