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An opportunity to champion AHP respiratory care


Nominations have opened for the Chief Allied Health Professions Awards creating an opportunity for allied health professionals to showcase their innovative and high quality respiratory work.

The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards celebrate the contribution AHPs have made in supporting improvements in health, care and wellbeing and the impacts described in AHPs into Action.

Last year Laura McNeillie, of Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Victoria Infirmary, won the “NICE into Action 2018” category for developing a new pulmonary rehabilitation programme tailored specifically for interstitial lung disease as per NICE guideline recommendations (CG163).  Critically appraising the Trust’s previous pulmonary rehabilitation service for this group of patients allowed for the design of a brand new service that is transferable to other Interstitial Lung Disease centres by demonstrating clinical effectiveness.

Following the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan, the awards provide an opportunity to profile where AHPs are already leading and supporting priorities for the NHS over the next 10 years.

The awards are open to AHPs, student AHPs and AHP support workers working in publically funded services in England. Nominations can be made by individuals themselves, and by managers and leaders in respect of individual clinicians or teams.

There are 10 awards and the closing date for nominations is May 10.