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Date: 22 September 2021
Today on Wednesday 14 October we celebrate Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s) to raise awareness of their roles with NHS.
AHP’s are the third largest workforce in the NHS. AHPs provide system-wide care to assess, treat, diagnose and discharge patients. Through adopting an holistic approach to healthcare, AHPs are able to help manage patients’ care throughout the life course from birth to palliative care.
Their focus is on prevention and improvement of health and wellbeing to maximise the potential for individuals to live full and active lives within their family circles, social networks, education/training and the workplace.
The IOW NHS Trust currently employs two hundred and fifty four AHP’s in the following roles:
Alice Webster, Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHPs & Community Service said:
“Happy Allied Health Professionals Day, we are absolutely delighted to be working with you all and appreciate everything you do. You are admired by all your colleagues and indeed your patients in so many different ways.
The last 12 months has a seen a huge change for all of us but in particular for our AHPs who have supported nurses and medical workforces across the island in delivery care during COVID-19.
You have all done so much for us, our patients and the Island community and we wouldn’t be where we are without you”
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