Dietetic Assistant Practitioner
Meet our role models – these are allied health professional staff and our Support Workforce working in West Yorkshire and wider North East and Yorkshire region, who would like to share their career journey, experiences and their current roles with you.
Hopefully a little bit of inspiration and an idea of the amazing careers available as an allied health professional or allied health professional support worker.
The AHP support workforce works with registered allied health professional staff and the wider healthcare team (also known as the multi-disciplinary team). AHP support workers can be involved in a range of tasks, often dependent on the allied health profession(s) they are working with.
These staff members play a crucial role in delivering safe and effective care, influencing patient’s experiences, across a huge variety of services such as within the NHS including inpatient and community, social care, housing, education and voluntary services. Support staff can also work with individuals at every age, from babies and young children, adults and older age.
Occupational Therapist’s support individuals’ to restore their independence and to overcome barriers that prevent them from doing activities (occupations) that are important to them
The role of a Dietitian involves diagnosing, assessing and treating dietary as well as nutritional issues. Dietitians aim to promote health awareness and prevent diseases in individuals.
Examples of individuals who dietitians work with include those with eating disorders, allergies, diabetes, digestive problems, oncology, along with people who may want to enhance their sports performance
A therapeutic radiographer is a professional that uses radiotherapy to diagnose and care for cancer service users. Their main area of expertise is helping people who have cancer
A diagnostic radiographer uses technology to look inside the service users’ bodies, to understand the cause of their illness
A speech and language therapist (SALT) provides support for children and adults experiencing difficulty with speech, language, voice, communication, eating, drinking and swallowing.
Help service users with a variety of conditions such as, developmental speech and language difficulties, neurological conditions, earning difficulties, stammering, , swallowing difficulties, voice problems and mental health issues.
Orthoptists diagnose and treat problems affecting how eye structures develop and how the brain controls eye movements. Issues can involve the muscles around the eye, the nerves connecting the eye and the brain or the cells that make vision develop.
A physiotherapist is a professional who aims to restore and improve movement and function when a person experiences injury, illness or disability to help them regain independence.
Physiotherapists work with a variety of age groups who experience a range of health conditions affecting: the brain, heart, lungs, bones, joints and soft tissues. The focus is to facilitate a person’s recovery through injury prevention, physical rehabilitation together with health and fitness.
Podiatrists aim to increase people’s independence by helping them improve their mobility.
The role involves diagnosing, preventing and treating problems that affect the feet, ankles and lower legs. Some examples include infections, defects and injuries, along with foot and nail conditions.
A paramedic provides advance levels of care in times of medical emergencies and traumatic situations. Most paramedics work in ambulances, specialist mobile units and emergency response vehicles.
With additional training, a paramedic can also work with an air ambulance crew. The paramedics are usually on standby located at a local ambulance station and large hospitals.
Are you a paramedic? Would you like to share your career journey or your current role? Please contact us.
An ODP’s primarily work in an operating theatre, alongside surgeons, anaesthetists, theatre nurses, healthcare assistants, theatre support staff and porters.
Are you an ODP? Would you like to share your career journey? If so, please contact us.
Osteopaths assess, detect and treat individuals with several health problems by moving, stretching and massaging muscles and joints
Are you an Osteopath? Would you like to share your career journey or current role? Please contact us if you would like to do so.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy used to help service users to explore a range of issues such as emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties, learning or physical disabilities.
Are you an art therapist? Would you like to share your career journey and what you day-to-day role looks like? If so, please contact us.
Prosthetists use technology to create and provide protheses to replace limbs to help regain mobility and function.
Orthotists provide support, aids and advice to correct problems or deformities in nerves, bones and muscles.
Are you a prosthetist or orthotist? Would you like to share your career journey or current role? Please contact us if you would like to do so.
A drama therapist uses role play, movement and storytelling as a medium for psychological therapy to help people explore and solve personal and social problems. Drama therapists are enabled to explore a range of different issues and needs from autism and dementia to physical or sexual abuse and mental illness to develop psychological, emotional and social changes.
Are you a drama therapist? Would you like to share your career journey and why you love your profession? If so, please contact us.