Journeys to Primary Care
Allied Health Professionals share their success stories
To celebrate Allied Health Professions Day (12th October 2023) our team asked some AHPs to tell us about their experiences in primary care and what they enjoyed most about their roles. These are the stories we collected.
As the third-largest clinical workforce within the health and care, allied health professions (AHPs) play a pivotal role in supporting the NHS Long Term Plan. Allied Health Professions Day sets out to offer an annual platform to spotlight the remarkable impact AHPs have on the delivery of care.
The focus of AHPs is on prevention and improvement of health and wellbeing to maximise the potential for individuals to live full and active lives within their family circles, social networks, education, training, and the workplace.
There are currently 14 registerable titles for AHPs: Art therapists, Dietitians, Drama therapists, Music therapists, Occupational therapists, Operating department practitioners, Orthoptists, Osteopaths, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Prosthetists and orthotists, Radiographers, and, Speech and language therapists.
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