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Meet the team

Meet the National AHP Team.

Beverley Harden, Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England

I work as the Health Education England lead for the Allied Health Professions and Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (England). My role also leads nationally on the multi-professional advanced and consultant practitioners.  I previously worked as a National Advisor to the New Care Models Team at NHS England.  As a physiotherapist, I have worked extensively as an expert clinician in respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation and rehabilitation and as leader of complex, cross-sector, multi-professional services. I have undertaken a variety of clinical leadership roles at local, regional and national level and am skilled in workforce transformation and organisational development. 

Jan Zietara, National Programme Lead – Advancing Practice, Allied Health Professions, Dementia and End of Life Care

As a National Programme Lead within Health Education England, I provide senior management support to the Advancing Practice and Allied Health Professions Programmes.  After an early career in hospital management, and graduating with an MBA, I have held a variety of management roles within workforce education and development both regionally and nationally. I have also held senior roles in education commissioning and postgraduate medical and dental education. I have extensive project management experience and have previously managed a number of HEE’s national programmes including the Values-Based Recruitment (HEI) Project, Dementia Education and Training, End of Life Care and Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention (RePAIR I). I retain a ‘watching brief’ in support of Dementia Education and Training and End of Life Care.

Paul Chapman, National AHP Programme Manager​

I am the National AHP Programme Manager supporting the delivery of workforce supply across all 14 allied health professions working in the health sector. I oversee all workforce supply projects as we attempt to attract and maintain the supply of an AHPs workforce to work in the current health system.  

Sharon Kibble, Assistant Project Manager – National AHP Programme

I joined HEE in 2017 as an assistant project manager, working in the national AHP and ACP Programme. I am a professionally trained project manager with over 12 years’ experience working in the NHS. I have an MSc in Health Psychology and extensive knowledge of person-centred care and managing long- term conditions. I have coordinated projects in primary, community, acute and social care with an understanding of the broad government agenda. I work with a wonderful team of people and between us, we manage multiple projects nationally. 

Larry Baker, National Paramedic Programme Manager

I support delivery of the paramedic workforce supply across the wider NHS healthcare system, as well as the education and training of paramedics. Paramedics are truly the pinnacle of the multi-disciplinary AHP family. Find out more about the paramedic programme.

Megan Hughes, Programme Administrator - National AHP Programme

I am the programme administrator for the National AHP programme – delivering administrative support to the SRO, Programme Lead, Programme Manager and Assistant Project Managers within the team, to ensure the AHP programme is managed effectively. I assist with the development and implementation of key programmes and projects to ensure the healthcare workforce meets patient needs and NHS values.

Suhailah Mohamed, Clinical Fellow - AHP

I’m an occupational therapist. My clinical experience has been predominantly within secondary care acute and crisis mental health services. I worked in the Royal London Hospital’s integrated discharge hub which gave me invaluable insight into patient flow challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining HEE, I was the East London NHS Foundation Trust’s professional development lead for AHP. My role is to continue efforts to support England’s Integrated Care Systems and AHP faculties to use the £62,000 being awarded to NHS providers. This work links to the reform agenda. I’m an active member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and chair their London regional branch.