Guidance, Tools and Training

These guidance, tools and resources have been created to highlight the great work of Allied Health Professionals from across all area of the public health workforce. There's also a link to the AHP4PH Facebook group where you can network with and share information with other like-minded Allied Health Professionals.

AHP Public Health Webinar Recordings and Resources

View a recording of a Public Health ‘back to basics’ webinar for AHPs to understand:

  • What is meant by public health and health inequalities
  • The importance of taking a public health approach and addressing health inequalities
  • The role of AHPs in public health and addressing health inequalities



View a recording of a Public Health Tools and Resources for AHPs webinar, which is an opportunity to hear about the range of tools and resources available to support AHPs to take a public health approach.



Greener Allied Health Professional hub 

The NHS England Greener AHP Hub aims to provide: information on the importance of environmental sustainability for both population health and the health of the environment; examples of the ways in which AHPs are already doing things which improve environmental sustainability and suggestions of how AHPs can contribute in relation to environmentally sustainable practice, digital, food and diet, use of equipment and public health and prevention. 

Diversity, inclusion and anti-racism resources | RCSLT  

A collection of resources developed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy on tackling health inequalities, anti-racism and related guidance aimed at speech and language therapists.  

Measuring outcomes outside individualised care | RCSLT  

 This guidance applies to evaluating the outcomes of speech and language therapy activity outside the level of individualised care and is designed to complement existing RCSLT guidance and resources pertaining to clinical outcomes measures. 

Preventing suicide and supporting wellbeing in the ambulance sector  

A suite of resources  aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of the ambulance sector workforce and preventing suicide in this service. 

The King’s Fund My role in tackling health inequalities: a framework for allied health professionals

The King’s Fund has worked with AHPs from across the UK to develop a framework to support any AHP to think through and understand their contribution to tackling health inequalities, whatever their role. The framework details how AHPs can raise awareness, take action and optimise advocacy.  

Developing public health placements for AHP students

Three toolkits produced by the University of Lincoln to support higher education institutions, AHP students, and organisations serving the public's health to develop placement opportunities in public health arenas.

All Our Health: personalised care and population health

A framework of evidence to guide healthcare professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.



Public Health Profiles

A selection of profiles of services and professions across a range of public health areas. These profiles are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that has been designed to support JSNA and commissioning to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities.

Public Health England - Campaign planning materials

Deliver award-winning campaigns locally with Public Health England's Campaign Resource Centre.

Allied Health Professional Facebook group

AHPs4PH is a community of interest for AHPs and their teams. It is a place to share information, develop your networks and ultimately help improve the health of the public.

Public Health Content within the Pre-Registration Curricula for Allied Health Professions

This paper from 2017 outlines the AHP curricula with ‘what it takes’ to facilitate, support and empower sustainable lifestyle changes in the populations we work with. The paper will help learners to develop the skills and knowledge to drive positive behaviour change and improve health and wellbeing outcomes.

Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services

This programme is intended to support leaders and service managers to guide their teams through the process of re-designing services to support prevention.

Health Education England Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

MECC is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to encourage changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.


HEAT tool: a series of questions to help

  • Systematically identify inequalities in your area of work for a specified cohort/service/programme
  • Assess health inequalities and equality issues related to a programme of work/service
  • Identify what action can be taken to help reduce health inequalities and promote equality and inclusion

Cultural Competence eLearning tool

The purpose of the tool is to support clinicians in the NHS to gain knowledge and understanding of the issues around culture and health; and how this might influence health care outcomes.

The King's Fund work on population health and the wider determinants of health

Access the King's Fund resources, including their blogs, publications, events and courses, which address the wider determinants of health and wellbeing.