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Celebrating Allied Health Professions in Dorset

Allied Health Professions (AHP) day takes place on 14 October, celebrating the work of AHPs across the country and their contribution to care.

This year local partners will be marking the day by sharing comments from those working in AHP roles about the work of their colleagues, and highlight the range of opportunities available in AHP work via social media.

The full range of comments will be made available via joinourdorset.nhs.uk/ahpsday

Hilary Hall is Allied Health Professions Lead for Dorset. She said “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic health and care has been there for people and this includes those people working in one of the many AHP roles who provide vital support for thousands of people both in Dorset and throughout the entire country. AHP day gives us an opportunity to celebrate these roles and what they mean both to local patients and care professionals.

Being an AHP means you aren’t just working in your role, you are part of a wider community of carers and it is great to see such positive comments from which I am personally thrilled to read.”

There are 14 allied health professions:

• Art Therapists
• Drama therapists
• Music therapists
• Chiropodists/podiatrists
• Dietitians
• Occupational therapists
• Operating Department Practitioners
• Orthoptists
• Osteopaths
• Paramedics
• Physiotherapists
• Prosthetists and Orthotists
• Radiographers
• Speech and language therapists

Find out more about AHPs via www.england.nhs.uk/ahp/role.

For current opportunities please visit joinourdorset.nhs.uk/professions/allied-health-professionals

Follow AHP day on social media using the hashtag #ahpsday

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