Allied Health Professionals are a group of different professions including dietetics, occupational therapy, paramedic, physiotherapy, podiatry and speech and language therapy.
About the service
They work both closely with other healthcare colleagues and autonomously across a range of services supporting children through to older people, across mental and physical health. As well as providing therapeutic help and clinical advice, they can help to educate carers and families to enable people to remain at home and live more independently. They have a key role in the wider aim to provide more care and treatment at home, which is what patients consistently tell us they would prefer, and which is a key part of our local health and care strategy.
We have Allied Health Professionals working across a range of our services from schools, community venues, mental health services, minor injuries units. Allied Health Professionals are key in delivering high quality care and are also part of seven day working to allow patients access to therapy.