On the 14th of October, we will be joining with the 13 other allied health professions (AHPs) to celebrate the 6th 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 occasion for AHPs, started in 2018 and now celebrated internationally, to unite and revel in their contribution. This day offers a platform to spotlight the remarkable impact AHPs have on the delivery of care.
The collaborations across services, organisations, regions, and nations allow us to achieve:
- Reinforced awareness about the vital roles of each of the individual Allied Health Professions.
- Highlighting local service achievements and their profound influence on patient care and public health.
- Collaborative efforts with other services and organisations for integrated working.
- A showcase for those considering a career as an allied health professional.
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?
Following the recent publication of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, the focus this year is to highlight the synergy with the ‘enhanced foundation’ from the AHPs Deliver strategy of AHP Community: the right place, the right time, the right skills as the theme, acknowledging the impactful skills in patient care; inspire the future workforce; and foster connections that ensure AHPs are integral to workforce transformation and pathway enhancements within systems.
The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) will be delivering a live address to the AHP workforce at 9:30am on 13th October 2023. Plans for both the CAHPO office celebrations, and local and regional events are being shared on the 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 [email protected].