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Celebrating Allied Health Professions (AHP) Day 2022

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For Allied Health Professions Day 2022 (Friday 14 October) we wanted to celebrate staff success, developments, opportunities and good news from the Allied Health Professionals at our Trust over the last 12 months.

Lucy Carter, Divisional Director of Professions and Governance worked with colleagues from the various AHP roles we employ to put together this special newsletter that we circulated on the day:  AHP Newsletter 2022 [pdf] 6MB.

There were also celebrations and events across the Trust including a spectacular, and very difficult to judge, AHP Bakeoff at both University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

AHP Day newsletter 2022 Lucy says: “We now have over 650 registered AHPs and over 110 support workers at our Trust. Our AHP family is the third largest group we employ after Nursing/Midwifery and Doctors. It’s made up of: Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Paramedics, Podiatrists, Radiographers, Dietitians and Speech and Language Therapists.

"Thank you for all of your hard work. This is an exciting time for AHPs and we wish you the best for the year ahead.”

The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are the third largest workforce in the NHS. They provide system-wide care to assess, treat, diagnose and discharge patients across social care, housing, education, and independent and voluntary sectors. 

Through adopting an holistic approach to healthcare, AHPs are able to help manage patients’ care throughout the life course 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.

 

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