Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Conference 2024

The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Conference will be taking place virtually on Thursday 5 September 2024.

The Eighth Annual CAHPO conference will take place virtually this year on Thursday 5 September. The theme of this year’s conference is: Breaking new ground… perspectives on AHPs Deliver. The conference will be hosted via MS Teams Live Events and the joining links will be shared on this webpage at the beginning of June.

Please note that registration is not required for this event. We hope this will encourage as many AHPs as possible, including learners, to attend this year’s conference.

Session 1

Time: 09.00 to 10.00
Theme: Public health and health inequalities


  • Suzanne Rastrick OBE, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for England
  • Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (London), Regional Director of Public Health, NHS London

Session 2

Time: 10.20 to 11.00
Theme: Anti-racism


  • Ngozi Lyn Cole, Independent Leadership Catalyst and Board Vice Chair, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Session 3

Time: 11.20 to 12.10
Theme: Health and well-being


  • Professor Jeanette Dickson, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • Navina Evans, Chief Workforce, Training and Education Officer, NHS England

Session 4

Time: 12.50 to 13.30
Themes: Quality and safety and mental health


  • Oliver Shanley OBE, Author of the Review of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Session 5

Time: 13.50 to 14.30
Theme: Sustainability


  • Roz Davies, Chief Executive Officer, The Green Estate

Session 6

Time: 15.00 to 16.00
Themes: Inclusive leadership behaviours and allyship


  • Anne-Marie Archard, Senior Consultant – Leadership and OD, The Kings Fund
  • Sally Orange, Endurance Runner, Adventure Athlete, and Mental Health Campaigner

Please note that the recordings of these sessions will be hosted on the Allied Health Profession (AHP) General virtual forum post-conference. Membership for the AHP General virtual forum can be requested by emailing

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