North London Partners in health and care

Calling all NCL Allied Health Professionals

North London Partners has been joined by Judith Broll, Allied Health Professionals (AHP) project lead for North Central London (NCL).

Judith is seeking to identify the AHPs and their AHP leads within north central London in order to form a cohesive AHP system around communication, strategic overview, collective input into Strategic Transformation Programme (STP) workstreams, and also raise awareness of the work and value of engaging and supporting AHPs in transformational work. 

The AHPs are the third largest workforce in the NHS.  AHPs include: art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, physiotherapists, diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers and speech and language therapists. All these professions are currently working within the NCL STP. 

​The Five Year Forward View and the Long Term Plan are not unique in their conclusion that integrated approaches to care will help solve many of our nation’s health and care challenges. AHPs are a diverse group of practitioners but all the professions are recognised for their autonomy and ability to apply innovative solutions to challenges in an entrepreneurial way. In addition to their profession-specific skills, AHPs have the ability to take on new roles and to step outside of traditional boundaries. They are therefore well placed to offer innovative solutions to develop and deliver what is required to radically transform care, for example first contact practitioners, occupational therapists in emergency departments. 

The added value AHPs bring is being recognised more widely and they are the backbone in workforce reconfiguration as part of the Long Term Plan and the GP Contract.  AHPs are also used by other organisations, for example in the fire service and care homes. 

​If you can help Judith identify AHP leads or would like more information, please contact her directly email  judith.broll@nhs.net 

For more information download AHPs into Action