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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, the independent and voluntary sectors adding life to years - not just years to life. Significant and increasing numbers of AHPs work in other public services including social care and education, and in the private and voluntary sectors.

What are the Allied Health Professions?

The Allied Health Professions are:
Occupational Therapy,
Art Therapy,
Speech and Language Therapy,
Music Therapy,
Prosthetics and Orthotics,
Radiography (therapeutic and diagnostic)

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