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Top honours for HEE Allied Health Professionals

19 November 2019

Two members of the allied health professional (AHP) team at Health Education England (HEE) have received prestigious awards at a ceremony in London for their services to physiotherapy.

AHP Clinical Fellow Amanda Hensman-Crook (pictured) was awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists – the highest honour the society can give.

And Paul Chapman, National Manager for AHP Programmes, received a Distinguished Service Award from the CSP.

Paul said: "It is a real honour and privilege to receive this award, but what I'm most proud of is being nominated by my peers."

The CSP makes several awards each year to acknowledge people making outstanding contributions to the physiotherapy profession.

Amanda was honoured for her ‘sustained commitment to advancing physiotherapy through service transformation and innovation that has resulted in the widespread adoption of the First Contact Practitioner role in primary care for people with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).’

Her citation says: “Amanda has a wealth of clinical knowledge. She has utilised this to maximise the physiotherapy offer to her local healthcare system, and then shared her learning nationally to drive improvement and change across the national healthcare system.”

Paul was recognised for his work developing innovative IT solutions within physiotherapy and for recent work leading AHP return to practice.

His leadership skills and ability to network and build relationships receive high praise in the citation for his award.

Amanda and Paul’s names have now been added to the CSP Roll of Honour.