This survey, which has been organised by King's College London, seeks to find out about NHS clinical support workers' experience of work, their career aspirations and what might be done to improve the recruitment, management, training and development of this important part of the NHS workforce.
Science was notably missing from Rishi Sunak’s recent proposal for a post 16 education shake up. Maths and English were considered high priority subjects but we argue that science is just as vital a skill.
As the third-largest clinical workforce within health and care, AHPs play a pivotal role in supporting the NHS Long-Term Plan. AHPs' Day is an annual occasion for AHPs in England and now internationally to unite and revel in their contribution.
With food prices on the rise and 74% of households citing food costs as a cause for concern within their household budget it has never been more important to make the most of the food we are buying. In addition to costs, the environmental impact of throwing away food is also huge.
The third edition of the British Dietetic Association’s Nutrition and Hydration Digest highlights the need for environmental sustainability and new protein targets for nutritionally vulnerable patients.
We’ve worked with the NHSE national AHP support workforce programme team, as well as a number of other organisations to develop the level 3 senior health care support worker apprenticeship programme (for therapies) and level 5 assistant practitioner apprenticeship programme, which is specific to dietetics.
Bruno Mafrici is a renal dietitian who has held the Renal Nutrition Specialist Group Chair role for the last five years, as well as being one of the authors and editors of the Pocket Guide to Clinic Nutrition, within the Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Specialist Group (PENG). Bruno received an Ibex in 2023.