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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.

The Allied Health Professionals’ Careers Resource

Shape your career path using the careers resource for Allied Health Professionals’ (AHPs). It identifies eight core areas for consideration in career development, all whilst continuing your clinical practice.

In the resource we have included insight from AHPs working within these areas, with voices from across all the 14 allied health professions - plus valuable information and links to resources which demonstrate the possibilities for career development.

To find out more please click on the animation below or take a look at www.e-lfh.org.uk/ahp.

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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