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Group Director, Allied Health, SingHealth


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Allied Health Plenary
Allied Health Professions (AHPs) into Action

 Track type: Plenary

Date: 22 Sep 2018


 Time: 1125 - 1210

Location: Academia, Level 1, L1-S1


Speaker: Dr Joanne Fillingham


AHPs into Action (NHS England, 2017) was one of the first crowdsourced national policy documents in Europe. It was driven by a system ‘ask’ for national AHP direction following the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View (NHS England, 2014) which set out a shared vision for the future of the NHS.

In January 2017, this people- powered plan for change was published after being developed using national policy priorities and best available evidence, involvement of senior leaders across the system, and virtual crowdsourcing.

It is a resource to inform and inspire leaders and decision makers across the health and care system, and offers a clear view of the potential of AHPs, with over 50 examples of innovative AHP practice and a framework to help develop local delivery plans. More than a publication, AHPs into Action is a social movement informing and inspiring AHPs in England. By January 2018, the first anniversary, #AHPsintoAction had attracted 3,546 to twitter, sharing how they have utilised AHPs into Action to influence change (a potential reach of 56,853,801 people). Supported by a national programme board, the five-year implementation programme is led by the AHP leadership team across the four arm’s length bodies of the NHS.

NHS England. (2014). Five Year Forward View. London: NHSE England.
NHS England. (2017). AHPs into Action: Using Allied Health Professions to transform health, care and wellbeing. 2016/17 - 2020/21. London: NHS England.

*Information is correct at time of update