Allied Health Professionals In Action is a campaign that celebrates the work of our AHP workforce and encourages other AHP professionals to consider joining the Trust.
As part of the campaign, we have made a new film.
We have nearly 500 Allied Health Professionals working across seven of the 14 Allied Health Professions at Sussex Partnership. Our Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Art, Music and Dramatherapists work alongside medical and nursing colleagues every day providing their unique perspective and expertise to enable and support the recovery and wellbeing of our patients in hospital and community settings.
We are committed to nurturing and growing the diversity of our AHP workforce. As well as launching our national campaign we are also restating our commitment to our AHP workforce by publishing Our Allied Health Professions Strategy.
This new strategy is a blueprint that sets out how we will ensure that we give all our Allied Health Professionals the opportunity to grow and develop, creating a better experience of care for our patients, a better experience for our staff and better outcomes.
Over the coming months it is our aim to promote more of the apprenticeship opportunities open to AHPs, encourage young people in schools and colleges across Sussex and Hampshire to consider AHP careers and to work across our services to ensure that opportunities for AHP vacancies are available to all, particularly our BAME colleagues.
Dr Rick Fraser, Chief Medical Officer
For more information about joining Sussex Partnership as an AHP, email AHP@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk or call 0746 4675524.