Greater Manchester AHP Faculty webinar to celebrate National AHPs Day 2020

Categories: School of Health and Society

A webinar marking national Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Day will showcase the development of the Greater Manchester Allied Health Professional Council and Faculty, celebrating successes and explaining the current work being undertaken around workforce planning and supporting the future AHP workforce.

AHPs Day takes place every year to celebrate the impact and work of the allied health professions. This year, it is being held on Wednesday 14 October.

AHPs include art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and last but by no means least, speech and language therapists.

The event aims to:

  • Celebrate the achievements of the Greater Manchester AHP programme, including the increase in AHP placements, increase in AHPs returning to practice and the strategy launch, as well as successes over the past few months during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • Feature presentations from a diverse range of AHPs including students, private practice and NHS professionals.
  • Provide a valuable opportunity to find out more about being an AHP and the current work going on in Greater Manchester (GM), especially the GM AHP network, the individuals that are driving this work forward and how to get involved.

The webinar will feature speakers including Dr Jane McAdam, Director Allied and Public Health at the University of Salford, and deputy chair of the Greater Manchester AHP Faculty. 

Ahead of the event, Jane told us: “It’s great to have this opportunity to celebrate online with colleagues, students and potential students at all levels who may be interested in the Allied Health Professions. It has been such a challenging year, and AHPs across Greater Manchester and beyond have made a tremendous contribution to the fight against Covid-19.

“We are delighted to be part of this event to recognise the achievements of AHPs. Our School of Health and Society is one of the leading providers of Allied Health training in the North West, with courses such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Podiatry and Prosthetics and Orthotics. We are proud to provide a workforce to the NHS and beyond; making a difference to lives in our community.”

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 14th October 2020 from 1.30 - 3.30pm. Anyone interested can join the event online.

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