AHP Day 2021

West Yorkshire

Allied Health Profession (AHP) Day occurs each year on the 14th October.

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

AHPs’ Day is an annual opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family, and the day gives an opportunity to showcase to others the impact they make to the delivery of high quality care. AHP Day allows us to:

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


So what did we do to celebrate in West Yorkshire?

AHP day is all about celebrating and appreciating the work of Allied Health Professionals, inspiring the future workforce and connecting with one another

Bradford, Airedale and Craven

A group of passionate AHPs working across Bradford Teaching Hospital Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust developed a video demonstrating the work of Allied Health Professionals within a stroke patients journey, from admission to recover.

The AHPs involved were keen to promote the varied careers of professions across health to use in schools and other career promotion work . They used AHPs Day 2021 to complete this work together. They decided to follow a stroke patient pathway to promote just how many AHP are involved in a singular pathway for a relatively well known condition . They wanted the perspective to be through the eyes of the patient receiving care and input.

This video demonstrates not one but ten of the fourteen AHP professions, take a look at the link below:

Follow a Stroke patient through their journey - from admission to recovery

Leeds and Wakefield

Park Run Takeover

Allied Health Professionals from across Leeds and Wakefield came together to ‘takeover’ the Temple Newsam Park Run on Saturday 9th October.

The event presented the opportunity to promote the Allied Health Professional roles to the public, along with encouraging a run/walk in some lovely scenery and some time to connect with each other.

Massive thanks go to Beth Gripton, Dietitian in the Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust CONNECT Eating Disorders service and Run Director for the event, who organised the takeover. Thanks also go out to all the other volunteers on the day and to anyone who took part. With over 140 attendees, it was a great success!

Our Allied Health Professional Volunteers


Allied Health professionals in the The Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust working in the MY Therapy team developed wellbeing videos for staff, giving allied health professionals and the wider health care staff in the Trust the opportunity to take some time for their own health and self-care.

The videos can be found below:

Join El, Physiotherapist, for 25 minutes of Pilates

Join Liz, Physiotherapist, for a brief Tai Chi session

Look out for AHP Day next year!

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