The allied health professionals are a group of 14 health and care professions (art therapists, dietitians, dramatherapists, music therapists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, orthotists, osteopaths, prosthetists, paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatrists, radiographers and speech and language therapists) who collectively make up the third largest workforce in the NHS.
The allied health professionals (AHPs) work across all sectors including local government, social care, education, housing, criminal justice, voluntary and private sectors; they cover all clinical specialities and the whole life course and therefore contribute to virtually every public health priority.
AHPs have been identified as trailblazers within the wider public health workforce agenda, demonstrating their public health contribution and profile.
To illustrate their work, this section provides peer reviewed practice examples of AHP led services contributing to public health.
We will be adding to this section over the coming months to provide a range of examples across the allied health professions in the following areas of public health:
- Wider determinants of health
- Health improvement
- Population healthcare
- Health Protection
Dietitian-led intensive lifestyle intervention programme for children identified as overweight or obese by NCMP in the London Borough of Brent: an overviewRead the report
Eating Well for Adults with a Learning Disability – a dietitian-led training course for support workers in addressing the nutritional needs of the people they supportRead the report
Collaborative cross agency service delivery to address public health issues within an MSK setting: evaluation of the ‘Healthy Mind, Health Body’ projectRead the report
An Impact Evaluation Report on the ‘Healthy Little Eaters’ nutrition education cooking programme in Children’s Centres in BrentRead the report
Improving access to better care for people with hip and/or knee pain: An AHP-led service in Primary CareRead the report
The impact of early intervention specialist music therapy for patients’ rehabilitation, recovery and well-being on a major trauma wardRead the report
Making Every Contact Count’ to promote smoking cessation: What is the impact of AHPs routinely giving brief advice to patients who smoke on a vascular ward?Read the report
Early Years Communication and Language Pathway in ManchesterRead the report
Enabling adults with learning disabilities to understand their health recommendationsRead the report
Improving access to eye care for adults with learning disabilities in South DevonRead the report
MECC ReadyRead the report
Utilising Facebook to improve uptake in Breast ScreeningRead the report
Impact and retained behaviour change following participation in Cook and Eat Well courses in Southwark Children’s CentresRead the report
Visual processing difficulties assessment in children in Warrington, Widnes and Halton - a holistic approachRead the report
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