22 December 2020
The RCSLT and nine other professional bodies have come together to call for better digital systems, better data and better digital leadership for allied health professionals (AHPs) in the UK.
In an open letter to the Chief AHP Officers in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the Chief Therapies (AHP) Adviser in Wales, the professional bodies recognise and celebrate the progress made in recent months, but call for collective UK-wide action to ensure improvements continue to be made.
The letter outlines three priority areas identified by the AHP professional bodies and calls upon the UK Chief AHP Officers and Chief Therapies (AHP) Adviser, to confirm the priority they place on ensuring:
- All AHPs have access to electronic health and care record systems that are fit for purpose
- All AHP services are collecting, using and sharing quality AHP data
- AHP digital leadership at all levels to develop these foundations
Digital, data and technology are key strategic areas for the RCSLT and, in 2021, we will be updating and building upon the guidance and resources we already provide in these areas.
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