AHP is one of the largest areas of the NHS workforce
Working in the NHS as an Allied Health Professional gives you acess to excellent job opportunities, career progression, competitive pay and the oportunity to work for one of the best healthcare systems in the world!
Requirements for an overseas candidate to work as an AHP in the UK?
- IELTS or TOEFL
- HCPC registration (international form)
- EEA applicants will require the European Mutual Recognition (EMR)
What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week in the NHS?
With such a wide range of skill sets, each AHP role is different. What all the roles share is a commitment to the individual patient, with AHPs at ease interacting with people as treatment progresses.
Despite working as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), across all life stages, within all sectors, AHPs make independent assessments and decisions about treatment. At the frontline of the NHS, AHPs work directly with patients, one to one and in small groups, and as part of a vast network delivering healthcare.
What should I know about AHP in the UK?
Allied health professionals in the UK form the 3rd largest workforce in the NHS. It is an exciting time to be an AHP, with increased opportunities across all areas of treatment and rehabilitation for adults and children.
AHPs work across a wide range of care pathways, including A&E, paediatrics and end-of-life care, and in different settings including the community, people’s homes and schools, as well as hospitals. Each of the allied health professions brings specialist knowledge and skills that are unique to their job.
The 14 allied health professions are: art therapists, drama therapists, music therapist,
chiropodists/podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, speech and language therapists.
Did you know? NHS AHPs will be encouraged to innovate & lead as part of recent transformation programmes towards delivery of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View. With growing investment, training and development programmes, AHPs will soon be at the forefront of innovative changes to patient care and help shape future health policy.
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