Celebrating Allied Health Professionals Day 2021

Allied Health Professionals Day 2021 is an opportunity to understand, recognise and say thank you to our dedicated staff of AHPs across Trafford and Manchester LCOs.

Each and every day – and especially during the pandemic – their skill, commitment and contribution has made an enormous impact on the people of Trafford and Manchester.

Who are AHPs?

AHPs are: art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists and podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers, and speech and language therapists.

What is AHPs’ Day?

AHPs are the third largest healthcare workforce. AHPs’ Day is an annual opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family, and the day gives an opportunity to showcase to others the impact they make to the delivery of high quality care. The collaborations in services, organisations, trusts, regions and nationally enable:

  • Improved awareness of the role of the allied health professions
  • Showcasing the achievements of local services and their impact on patient care and population health
  • Integrated working with other services and organisations.

You can also find out more about AHP Day and it’s background over on the NHS England website.

Our staff can get involved by visiting the LCO extranet for more details or via the competition and challenge on the poster below.