2019 update: If you couldn't attend the AHP webinars in late 2018 links are now available.
You will need a valid email address to access the webinars.
- An AHP’s guide to NICE - Monday 10 September 2018 webinar
- The role of NICE quality standards - Monday 15 October 2018 webinar
- Implementing NICE guidance – everyone’s business - Tuesday 13 November 2018 webinar
- NICE and you as a professional and practitioner - Tuesday 11 December 2018 webinar
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are the third largest workforce in the NHS, spanning 14 diverse professions across health, social care, education, housing, criminal justice and private practice. Our workforce includes art therapists, podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, paramedics, physiotherapists and radiographers.
There are more than 213,000 registered AHPs in the UK, and 170,000 in England alone. As professionals, our transformative potential within the health, care and wider system is huge. However, our contributions are not always fully realised.
This is why in 2017 NHS England launched AHPs into Action – a framework to inform and inspire how AHPs support health, care and wellbeing.
The framework sets out key priorities for the AHP professionals to evaluate, improve and evidence the impact of our contribution.
As a physiotherapist and service manager I have experienced first-hand how NICE could support AHPs to fulfil these priorities.
NICE guidelines supported our clinical audit, helped us to identify priorities for improving our service and provided my colleagues and me with an objective framework for service redesign.
As head of programmes for the Chief AHP Officer I know many AHPs are still unsure how to put NICE guidance into practice.
This is why we are excited to have launched this autumn a new series of webinars with NHS Improvement designed to support AHPs engage with NICE’s work and use structured approaches to improve quality of care.
Targeted primarily at AHPs, the NICE into Action webinars awere open to everyone . Each webinar included practical examples from a number of AHPs involved with NICE.