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New framework sets out vision for Allied Health Professionals

Framework sets out vision for AHPs and how it can be achieved

Published on 14th May 2019

A new framework setting out the vision for the roles of Allied Health Professions in public health over the next five years has been launched.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Public Health England have published the framework as part of the Allied Health Professionals Federation. It sets out the vision for the roles of Allied Health Professions in public health over the next five years and how they will achieve that vision.

It builds on previous strategies, to provide a united approach to public health for the Allied Health Professions across all four nations.
Julia Scott, CEO, Royal College of Occupational Therapists said: "Improving public health is a recurring thread through policy in all four nations and AHPs have been leading the way for sometime with prevention initiatives and tackling social inequalities impacting on health. So for the first time, the publication of this framework, firmly places the role of AHPs at the forefront of public health. It sets out a confident future vision to utilise the AHP workforce effectively, positively impacting on the health of the population."

Key aims within the framework are:
- Developing the AHP workforce
- Demonstrating impact
- Increasing the profile of the AHP public health role
- Strategic connections and leadership, and
- Health and wellbeing of the workforce.

The framework was written with input from the fifteen professions represented by one or more of the AHP Chief AHP Officers across the UK and in collaboration with partners across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Primary audiences are AHPs working across health and care sectors, leaders of the organisations they work for, and commissioners and educators of AHP services.

UK Allied Health Professions Public Health Strategic Framework 2019-2024

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