Allied Health Professionals
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) provide frontline healthcare and treatment to help rehabilitate patients who are ill, have disabilities or have special needs, to live life as fully as possible. AHPs are pivotal to the care of our patients and a key part of multidisciplinary teams (MDT).
Through adopting an holistic approach to healthcare, AHPs are able to help manage patients’ care from birth to palliative care. Their focus 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.
We actively search for staff who are innovative, adaptable, and committed to providing evidence-based care. We aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for staff to thrive. We have a broad range of AHP roles, including Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Operating Department Practitioners, Podiatrists and Dietitians, within a wide range of specialties.
As part of LGT you can expect excellent training and development opportunities and the support of a warm and friendly team.
For those who are newly registered or new to the NHS, we provide a dedicated year-long programme of support to help with the transition into the workplace, in conjunction with the LGT Clinical Academy. You can watch an overview of preceptorship in this NHS England video.
The package includes a taught programme with expert speakers delivering modules in Communication, Facilitating Learning, Excellence in Clinical Practice, Professionalism and Integrity, Interprofessional teamwork, Safety and Quality, Research and Evidence and Leadership
On successful completion of the full programme, you will be eligible for 30 MSc credits, which is great for building your CPD portfolio. This programme has received national recognition from professional bodies and engagement from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). See a case study on our AHP Preceptorship package, open to all AHPs, which has been featured on the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Website.
Support for Internationally Educated Colleagues
We are aware it can be daunting moving into a new system of work. We provide dedicated support for internationally educated colleagues, including an enhanced induction course, a detailed information handbook and colleague networks for peer support. Watch this video to find out more about moving to London and working as an AHP.
Return to practice
If you have been out of practice for two years or more, we can help you get back on the path to being a registered and practising AHP. You need to have completed an HCPC-accredited pre-registration course in one of our Allied Health Professions. The HCPC stipulates that if you have been out of practice for two to five years, 30 days updating is required, 60 days if you have been out of practice for longer than five years.
Watch our videos below to hear from AHPs at our Trust.