Allied health professionals (AHPs) are a diverse group of professionals who deliver high-quality care across a wide range of health and social care pathways and in a variety of different settings, from people’s own homes to hospitals. The roles that come under the banner of allied health professions are: art therapists, dramatherapists, music therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, dieticians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, physiotherapists, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, and speech and language therapists..
Earlier this year we published the thought leadership paper Making the most of allied health professionals. In this report we highlighted the positive contribution AHPs make to improving outcomes and making better use of finite resources. For more information on this report see here.
We have also produced an in-depth review of the workforce risks and opportunities facing each AHP workforce, in order to help inform education and commissioning decisions. The reports, which can be viewed on our dedicated web page, focus on each allied health profession.
If you would like further information about any of our work, or would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.