6 October 2021

On the 14 October, the 14 allied health professions (AHPs) will be celebrating the fourth annual AHPs’ Day. Find out how you can join the celebrations.


AHPs are the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS, with significant opportunities to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Started in 2018, by Rachael Brandreth, a dietitian and Carrie Biddle, a speech and language therapist, AHPs’ Day is an annual opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family.

The day gives an opportunity to showcase to others the impact they make to the delivery of high quality care and is for all AHPs as well as anyone who wants to celebrate them and learn more about the work that they do.

The collaborations in services, organisations, trusts, regions and nationally enable:

  • Improved awareness of the role of the fourteen allied health professions.
  • Showcasing the achievements of local services and their impact on patient care and population health.
  • Integrated working with other services and organisations.

Key messages for this year’s AHPs’ day include:

  • Celebrating who AHPS are.
  • Appreciating AHP skills and impact on care.
  • Inspiring our future workforce.
  • Connecting so that AHPs are included in workforce transformation and pathway redesign in systems.

The chief allied health professions officer (CAHPO) will be delivering a live address to the AHP workforce at 9.30am, and livestreaming the CAHPO awards ceremony at 6.15pm. Email england.cahpo@nhs.net for joining details for both livestreams.

Further plans for both the CAHPO office celebrations, and local and regional events are being shared on the newly established AHPs’ Day network on FutureNHS (NHS login required).

If you would like to get involved in the network to share ideas and draw inspiration for your own acknowledgement of the day, you can email seniorahp-manager@future.nhs.uk.

Join the conversation on Twitter and share your plans for the day using #AHPsDay.