Allied Health Professionals


Who Are the AHPs?

The AHPs work across all sectors related to health and well-being, including but not limited to health, social care, education, justice, voluntary sector, housing, academia, business, and private practice. Collectively, they make up the third largest workforce in the NHS.

Dietetics, drama therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, operating department practice, orthoptics, osteopathy, paramedic practice, physiotherapy, prosthetics and orthotics, radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic) and speech and language therapy.

AHPs Focus on all aspects of healthcare, including physical and mental health

IHPE membership offers AHPs a huge opportunity to join forces with the voices of other health professionals, pharmacists, academics, and educators to further the cause of health education and health promotion and help the community reach better and sustainable health and well-being in any setting!

We offer a supportive and fresh exploration of Health Promotion from Outside of the NHS and add new perspectives for those keen to make even more of a difference.

Some of the goals already in place for AHP:-

  • Working collaboratively with other innovators, professionals, and organisations to apply a systems leadership approach

  • Integrating public health priorities into professional priorities such as leadership, service redesign and workforce development.

  • Promoting the AHP contribution to public health in alignment with the current national strategic approaches and agendas in each of the four nations and addressing the local context within which AHPs work.

  • AHPs are shifting to a more upstream and population approach based on need instead of demand.

  • AHPs can use expertise and leadership to shape and support services, recognising that AHP skills can be utilised to provide quality assurance, leadership, oversight, and direct delivery of services.

  • Building the work of AHPs across diverse populations and within vulnerable communities to ensure our actions contribute to reducing health inequalities.

  • Adopting assets-based personal outcomes principles within a community development approach by listening and responding to the needs of the communities we serve.

  • AHPs embrace a preventative and population health approach, informed by evidence of need.

So many AHP skill sets are being noted, and possibilities to add a considerable value to UK health are being outlined and expanded upon all the time.

We can arrange a speaker from IHPE to present to your local AHP Faculty. Contact us to find out more…

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