On the 14th of October, we will be joining with the 13 other allied health professions (AHPs) to celebrate the 4th annual AHPs’ Day.

AHPs are the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS, with significant opportunities to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. AHPs’ Day is an annual opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family, and the day gives an opportunity to showcase to others the impact they make to the delivery of high-quality care.

The collaborations in services, organisations, trusts, regions and nationally enable:

  • Improved awareness of the role of the fourteen allied health professions
  • Showcasing the achievements of local services and their impact on patient care and population health
  • Integrated working with other services and organisations

Key messaging this year for AHPs’ day include Celebrating who AHPS are; Appreciating AHP skills and impact on care; Inspiring our future workforce; Connecting so that AHPs are included in workforce transformation and pathway redesign in systems.

What’s going on?

The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) for England will be delivering a live address to the AHP workforce at 9:30am, and livestreaming the CAHPO awards Ceremony at 6:15pm. Email england.cahpo@nhs.net for joining details for both livestreams.

Further plans for both the CAHPO office celebrations, and local and regional events are being shared on the newly established AHPs’ Day network on FutureNHS. If you would like to get involved in the network to share ideas and draw inspiration for your own acknowledgement of the day, you can email seniorahp-manager@future.nhs.uk.

A careers Q&A session has been organised by NHS Education for Scotland. This will involve a panel of Allied Health Professionals responding to questions about AHP Careers which have been sent from anyone considering a career in one of the AHPs. This will be hosted on YouTube on 14th of October 2021. Further information is available here.

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