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Allied health professions

Allied health professions

Allied health professions

Allied health professions

The Allied Health Professions comprise of art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists

They provide high quality care to patients and clients across a wide range of care pathways and in a variety of settings that include, for example, hospitals, community, the independent & charitable sectors and schools. They work in health promotion to prevent accident or illness; they are active in treatment and rehabilitation and they promote self-help and independence.

Allied Health Professions have professional titles recognised by NHS England and protected by law. In order to use their professional titles – such as occupational therapist or speech and language therapist – each professional must be registered with the regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council www.hpc-uk.org.

More detailed information on individual allied health professions careers is available on the Health Careers website.

Taking positive steps in your AHP career

I have had the enormous privilege over my career to shortlist thousands of incredible people across the professions for a variety of roles.

As part of celebrating AHPs on #AHPsDay today (15 October) I would like to draw our combined attention to the breadth of transferable skills AHPs have – something we should be immensely proud of.

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