Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are the third largest healthcare workforce in the NHS, with 14 professions making up AHPs. National AHPs day takes place each year on 14 October to shine a spotlight on these roles, and inspire the future generations of AHPs.
Organisations up and down the country come together to celebrate the vital role AHPs play in providing great care, improving and changing people’s lives.
We have a vast range of professions which contribute towards making NHFT an outstanding Trust and we want to celebrate our allied health professionals and the impact they have on our patients, service users and communities.
NHFT is working closely with our buddy trust, Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals and The Northamptonshire AHPs Council to host a number of events for colleagues, share information packs with local schools and raise the profile of AHPs in our communities.
Claire Dagostino, NHFT’s AHP Lead, said: “We are fortunate to have a fantastic cohort of colleagues across NHFT who all make a difference every day for our patients and service users, and this week we want to celebrate our Allied Health Professionals.
“They play a vital role in delivering key services that improve the quality of life for their patients, and provide support for people experiencing a number of complex health conditions, working with them to co-produce individual care plans to meet their needs.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our AHPs across NHFT and the county for their continued hard work and dedication to delivering outstanding care.”
There are 14 professions which make up AHPs including:
- Art Therapists
- Drama therapists
- Music therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Operating Department Practitioners
- Prosthetists and Orthotists
- Speech and language therapists
NHFT provides a number of services in our buildings and in the community across Northamptonshire, and the work of our AHPs enables us to make a real difference to the lives of our patients and service users. Click here to find out more about National AHPs day and the role of AHPs.