Displays, presentations and interactive workshops will all be part of a special event at the James Paget on Monday 15 October to mark National Allied Health Professions Day.
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are found throughout the NHS and are the collective term for highly qualified staff. Locally these include podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, paramedics, physiotherapists, radiographers and speech and language therapists.
To raise awareness of the different AHP roles – also including Operating Department Practitioners, Orthoptists, Osteopaths, Prosthetists and Orthotists – and Healthcare Science roles such as biomedical and physiological scientists, the James Paget Chapel will host a variety of stands between 10am and 4pm to give you the opportunity to come along and find out more.
You’ll be able to chat to the professionals, get careers information and advice, learn more about what each of these roles entails and see how vital they are in supporting our patients.
Jay Lingwood, Chief Respiratory Physiologist and Lead Allied Health Professional/ Health Care Scientist from our Sleep and Lung Function Services, who is promoting the day, says; “We’ll have a range of Allied Healthcare Profession (AHP) and Healthcare Science (HCS) information displays, and a number of short presentations and interactive workshops. We want to raise awareness of the important role we play in delivering healthcare and encourage more people to explore career options in our fields.”
All are welcome on the day so please pay the chapel a visit and meet the team.