14 Oct 2020
AHP Day was first held in 2018 and started as a grassroots idea from Rachael Brandreth, a dietitian and Carrie Biddle, a language therapist, both based in Cornwall. You can read Rachael's thoughts on how AHPs Day came to be in this blog from 2018.
Allied Health Professions make up the third largest clinical workforce in the UK health and care sector, and are made up of fourteen distinct and highly qualified professions. You can find out more about all of them here. AHPs often work together as part of multidisciplinary teams, providing holistic support and treatment to people with a wide range of conditions and illnesses.
You won't just find AHPs in the NHS! We can be found in the care sector, in industry, public health, academia and in communications and policy roles.
This AHPs day we are looking to celebrate our professions, inform the public about what we do and encourage more people to consider a career as an AHP. We've collated lots of fantastic links and resources below, so dive in!
How do you become an AHP?
- Studying and training to be an AHP - NHS Careers
- Studying dietetics - advice from the BDA
- I See The Difference - learn more about being an AHP
How can I join in with AHPs Day?
- Follow along on social media using the hashtag #AHPsDay (or #AHPsDayScot in Scotland)
- Download resources and get ideas from the team behind AHPs Day.
- Join England's Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for a free webinar reflecting on the AHP strategy - Using this link from 12:30pm on the 14th of October.
- Join the All-Wales AHP innovation event from 14-16th October
What do dietitians and other AHPs do?
- A day in the life of... - VR experience of five different AHP professions, including dietitians!
- Share the Scottish AHP compendium, which includes a wide range of case studies from all AHPs, available here.
- Read our range of articles on all aspects of dietetics
- Read Alice Hutchinson's article about working in a community stroke rehab team alongside other AHPs.