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About us

The AHP Network - North of England is a network of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) working across the North Cluster who are committed to maximising the contribution AHPs make to delivering high quality, efficient and innovative patient care.

The network provides an opportunity to

  • Share best practice examples and facilitate the spread and adoption of good practice across the North Cluster
  • Access a repository of resources for AHPs including up-to-date information such as policies and guidelines relating to AHPs, links to other useful networks and forthcoming events  
  • To provide a means of  communication  to support collaborative working across the North Cluster
  • Support the development of the AHPs
  • Provide information regarding AHPs and the work they do to other healthcare professions

Through working together we are able to support and deliver new ways of working in the new NHS.

About the Allied Health Professions

Allied health professionals (AHPs) are a diverse group of statutory-registered healthcare practitioners who deliver high quality care to patients across a wide range of care pathways and in a variety of settings. AHPs (with the exception of some paramedics) are graduates with specific and scientific training. They are highly skilled practitioners who are registered with the Health Professions Council (www.hpc-uk.org).

AHPs make a unique contribution to people’s lives whether they are in hospital, in their homes or the community. They work across the NHS, Social Care, Independent and Voluntary sectors adding life to years - not just years to life.

The Allied Health Professions are:
Physiotherapy,
Occupational Therapy,
Art Therapy,
Dramatherapy,
Speech and Language Therapy,
Music Therapy,
Dietetics,
Paramedics,
Podiatry/Chiropody,
Prosthetics and Orthotics,
Orthoptics,
Radiography (therapeutic and diagnostic)

For more information, visit the Department of Health website (www.dh.gov.uk/chpo)