Public health matters

Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals into Action - what this means for public health

Allied health professionals (AHPs) make up the third largest workforce in the NHS, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists,  dietitians, paramedics, podiatrists, orthoptists,  speech and language therapists, radiographers, art therapists, music therapists, drama therapists, prosthetists and orthotists. 

At the heart of it all: personalised care and population health

This is the title of our second national conference focused on maximising the contribution of nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals (AHPs) to protecting and improving the public’s health.  Personalised care and population health is also the name …

Are allied health professionals the next major public health workforce?

I certainly think so.  There are over 80,000 allied health professionals (AHPs) working across the NHS, local government, education, private and voluntary sector organisations in England.  This is equivalent to at least a million contacts with the public each week.  …