Allied Health Profession Case Studies

Our Allied Health Professional case studies show how innovative programmes, service design, quality improvement and training can have a positive effect on the public's health and wellbeing. We are always open to hearing about and publishing public health initiative case studies. If you would like to submit a case study, please contact us for more informartion and use our case study template and video for further guidance. 

The case studies have been categorised by profession and by theme, below. Click on the categories to find relevant examples. 

Allied Health Profession case studies by profession

Art Therapist

Art therapy in a range of gallery-based arts interventions for the wellbeing of parents and infants

Contact: Vicky Armstrong

Art Therapist

University of Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Arts

Email: [email protected]

Dietitian

Disease Prevention in South Asian Community Through Healthy Eating Awareness via Social Media                                                                                                                 

Contact: Fareeha Jay

Freelance Dietitian

Email: [email protected]


Developing a Foodtalk Game as a nutrition and health training tool for early years staff 

Contact: Melissa Little

Foodtalk CIC

Email: [email protected]


An Impact Evaluation Report on the ‘Healthy Little Eaters’ nutrition education cooking programme in Children’s Centres in Brent 

Contact: Mrs Farhat Hamid

Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Brent

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Dietitian-led intensive lifestyle intervention programme for children identified as overweight or obese by NCMP in the London Borough of Brent: an overview 

Contact: Mrs Farhat Hamid

Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Brent

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Email: [email protected]


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 support 

Contact: Carly Atkinson

Specialist Dietitian

2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]


Impact and retained behaviour change following participation in Cook and Eat Well courses in Southwark Children’s Centres 

Contact: Anna Scott

Early Years Dietitian

Evelina London

Email: anna[email protected]

Contact: Jennie Crossan

Early Years Dietitian

Evelina London 

Email: [email protected] 


A Nutrition Education and Cooking Intervention in a UK Foodbank

Contact: Alexandra Harper

Coventry University

Email: [email protected]

Multidisciplinary Team

Preparing patients to recover more quickly - “Prehabilitation” for major abdominal cancer surgery 

Contact: Tom Embury

Public Affairs Officer

British Dietetic Association

Email: [email protected]


Supporting the Development of Placements for Allied Health Professionals in Public Health Settings

Contact: Laura Charlesworth

Associate Professor – Allied Health Professions (Therapeutic Radiographer)

University of Lincoln

Email: [email protected]


Developing and diversifying routes into Allied Health Professions (AHP) in East London

Contact: Dr Matthew Almond

Allied Health Professional Training and Development

University of East London

Email: [email protected]

Orthoptist

Improving access to eye care for adults with learning disabilities in South Devon 

Contact: Kathy Diplock

Orthoptic Department

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]


The Orthoptic visual processing difficulties (VPD) clinic during covid-19 lockdown. The affectivity of telephone consultation implementation rather than face to face visits

Contact: Kathryn Whitfield

Advanced Orthoptist

[email protected]


Visual processing difficulties assessment in children in Warrington, Widnes and Halton - a holistic approach                                                                                                         

Contact: Kathryn Whitfield

Lead of the British & Irish Orthoptic Society Visual Processing Difficulties Clinical Advisory Group

Email: [email protected]


Preceptorship Public Health Initiative: New Graduates

Contact: Rebecca Flynn

Harrogate District Hospital

Email: [email protected]


Orthoptic Public Health. Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Alysha Budd

Advanced Orthoptist

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Email: [email protected]

Occupational Therapist

Addressing occupational deprivation as a way to reduce health inequalities

Contact: Carol Duff

Occupational Therapist

University of Lincoln

Email: [email protected]

Physiotherapist

Collaborative cross agency service delivery to address public health issues within an MSK setting: evaluation of the ‘Healthy Mind, Health Body’ project 

Contact: Kelly Holehouse

Physiotherapist

Barbara Castle Way Health Centre Physiotherapy Department

Blackburn East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


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? 

Contact: Niamh Keating

Physiotherapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]


MECC Ready 

Contact: Fiona Hall

Advanced Physiotherapist MSK

Clitheroe Physiotherapy Department

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Email: [email protected]  

 

Radiographer

Utilising Facebook to improve uptake in Breast Screening 

Contact: Gina Newman & Jessica Mulroy Johnson

University Hospital of North Midlands

Speech and Language Therapist

Early Years Communication and Language Pathway in Manchester 

Contact: Julie Ashworth

Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead Surestart

Manchester Foundation Trust part of Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO)

Email: [email protected]


Help stop Choking

Contact: Angela Crocker

Lead Clinical Speech and Lanuage Therapist

Carlisle Health and Wellbeing Centre

[email protected]


Clinical outcomes of patients referred to Speech & Language Therapy with Chronic Cough (CC)

Contact: Lydia Hart and Judith Anderson

[email protected] and  [email protected]


Communication first: people experiencing street homelessness

Contact: Leigh Andrews

Speech and Language Therapist

Change Communication

Email: [email protected]


Enabling adults with learning disabilities to understand their health recommendations 

Conact: Rachael Middle

Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]


Dysphagia Friendly Care Homes: Improving the early identification and management of eating, drinking and swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in 12 North Derbyshire care homes

Contact: Helen Witts

Speech & Language Therapist

Walton Hospital

Email: [email protected]

Allied Health Profession case studies by theme

Health inequalities

Health Inequalities - Patients

Orthoptic Public Health. Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Alysha Budd

Advanced Orthoptist

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Email: [email protected]


The impact of early intervention specialist music therapy for patients’ rehabilitation, recovery and well-being on a major trauma ward 

Contact: Angela Voyajolu, Research Manager and Katya Herman, Neurologic Music Therapist

Chiltern Music Therapy

Email: [email protected]


Art therapy in a range of gallery-based arts interventions for the wellbeing of parents and infants

Contact: Vicky Armstrong

Art Therapist

University of Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Arts

Email: [email protected]


Health Inequalities - Communities and Networks

Communication first: people experiencing street homelessness

Contact: Leigh Andrews

Speech and Language Therapist

Change Communication

Email: [email protected]


A Nutrition Education and Cooking Intervention in a UK Foodbank

Contact: Alexandra Harper

Coventry University

Email: [email protected]


Health Inequalities - Systems

The Orthoptic visual processing difficulties (VPD) clinic during covid-19 lockdown. The affectivity of telephone consultation implementation rather than face to face visits

Contact: Kathryn Whitfield

Advanced Orthoptist

[email protected]


Utilising Facebook to improve uptake in Breast Screening 

Contact: Gina Newman & Jessica Mulroy Johnson

University Hospital of North Midlands


Health Inequalities - Clinical team, pathways and service groups

Improving access to better care for people with hip and/or knee pain: An AHP-led service in Primary Care 

Contact: Fay Sibley

Health Innovation Network

Email: fay.sibley@nhs.net


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? 

Contact: Niamh Keating

Physiotherapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]


Health Inequalities - Nurturing the Future

Addressing occupational deprivation as a way to reduce health inequalities

Contact: Carol Duff

Occupational Therapist

University of Lincoln

Email: [email protected]


Supporting the Development of Placements for Allied Health Professionals in Public Health Settings

Contact: Laura Charlesworth

Associate Professor – Allied Health Professions (Therapeutic Radiographer)

University of Lincoln

Email: [email protected]


Developing and diversifying routes into Allied Health Professions (AHP) in East London

Contact: Dr Matthew Almond

Allied Health Professional Training and Development

University of East London

Email: [email protected]

Children and Young People

Dietitian-led intensive lifestyle intervention programme for children identified as overweight or obese by NCMP in the London Borough of Brent: an overview 

Contact: Mrs Farhat Hamid

Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Brent

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Email: [email protected]


An Impact Evaluation Report on the ‘Healthy Little Eaters’ nutrition education cooking programme in Children’s Centres in Brent 

Contact: Mrs Farhat Hamid

Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Brent

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Email: [email protected]


Impact and retained behaviour change following participation in Cook and Eat Well courses in Southwark Children’s Centres 

Contact: Anna Scott

Early Years Dietitian

Evelina London

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Jennie Crossan

Early Years Dietitian

Evelina London 

Email: [email protected] 


Visual processing difficulties assessment in children in Warrington, Widnes and Halton - a holistic approach                                                                                                       

Contact: Kathryn Whitfield

Lead of the British & Irish Orthoptic Society Visual Processing Difficulties Clinical Advisory Group

Email: [email protected]


Early Years Communication and Language Pathway in Manchester 

Contact: Julie Ashworth

Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead Surestart

Manchester Foundation Trust part of Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO)

Email: [email protected]

Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

MECC Ready 

Contact: Fiona Hall

Advanced Physiotherapist MSK

Clitheroe Physiotherapy Department

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Email: [email protected]  


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? 

Contact: Niamh Keating

Physiotherapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]

Preceptorship Public Health Initiative: New Graduates

Contact: Rebecca Flynn

Harrogate District Hospital

Email: [email protected]

Health and Safety

Help stop Choking

Contact: Angela Crocker

Lead Clinical Speech and Lanuage Therapist

Carlisle Health and Wellbeing Centre

[email protected]


Dysphagia Friendly Care Homes: Improving the early identification and management of eating, drinking and swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in 12 North Derbyshire care homes

Contact: Helen Witts

Speech & Language Therapist

Walton Hospital

Email: [email protected]

Living with a Disability

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 support 

Contact: Carly Atkinson

Specialist Dietitian

2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]


Improving access to eye care for adults with learning disabilities in South Devon 

Contact: Kathy Diplock

Orthoptic Department

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]


Enabling adults with learning disabilities to understand their health recommendations 

Conact: Rachael Middle

Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email protected]

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Collaborative cross agency service delivery to address public health issues within an MSK setting: evaluation of the ‘Healthy Mind, Health Body’ project 

Contact: Kelly Holehouse

Physiotherapist

Barbara Castle Way Health Centre Physiotherapy Department

Blackburn East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Email: [email protected]


The impact of early intervention specialist music therapy for patients’ rehabilitation, recovery and well-being on a major trauma ward 

Contact: Angela Voyajolu, Research Manager and Katya Herman, Neurologic Music Therapist

Chiltern Music Therapy

Email: [email protected]

Innovation and Social Media

Utilising Facebook to improve uptake in Breast Screening 

Contact: Gina Newman & Jessica Mulroy Johnson

University Hospital of North Midlands


Disease Prevention in South Asian Community Through Healthy Eating Awareness via Social Media                                                                                                                     

Contact: Fareeha Jay

Freelance Dietitian

Email: [email protected]