National Allied Health Professions Day will take place on Thursday 14 October 2021.
The first ever AHPs Day was held in October 2018 to celebrate, appreciate and recognise the extraordinary work of the AHP workforce. In 2021, the value of coming together globally as an allied health professional community has never been more important. The past 18 months have been challenging but also inspiring for the AHP workforce and they have seen on a daily basis what a positive impact they can make to people’s lives.
Who are Allied Health Professionals?
Allied Health Professions: art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, orthoptists, physiotherapists, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, speech and language therapists.
You can find out more here
This year on National Allied Health Professions Day the four key areas of focus will be:
- Celebrating allied health professionals, the people they work with and the impact they make every day.
- Appreciating their skills and the impact they have on care and support in local communities.
- Inspiring their future workforce and ensuring they can continue to grow an AHP workforce fit for the future.
- Connecting with others.
Our AHP colleagues will be sharing a series of blogs from Monday 11 – Friday 15 October that highlight these 4 key areas. You can read them here
You can follow the conversation on Twitter #AHPsDayScot