AHPs into Action is a national framework and programme of work focusing on the role of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in transforming health, care and wellbeing.
The 14 Allied Health Professions form the third largest workforce in health and care. The breadth of AHPs’ skills and their reach across people’s lives and organisations makes them ideally placed to lead and support change and improvement.
About the framework
AHPs into Action describes how they can support the delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the Five Year Forward View. It is a resource to inform, support and inspire AHPs, leaders and decision makers across the health and care system, offering:
- A clear view of the potential of AHPs
- Over 50 examples of innovative AHP practice
- A framework to help develop local delivery plans.
The framework was produced using national policy priorities, current evidence, engagement with senior leaders, and crowdsourcing the views of patients, carers, the public, and health and care staff. Over 16,000 contributions were submitted through our online workshop in 2016.
Implementing AHPs into Action
Implementing AHPs into Action is a five-year programme led by the AHP leadership team across the four arm’s length bodies of NHS England, NHS improvement, Public Health England and Health Education England.
This includes six workstreams in 2017/18 and 2018/19 to address the priorities in AHPs into Action:
- evidence into practice
- public health
- partnerships and engagement.
AHPs into Action on Cancer
AHPs contribute to cancer care across the cancer pathway. This Quick Guide highlights the contribution of AHPs to implementing the cancer strategy and improving both cancer outcomes and quality of life.