Celebrating AHP Day

AECC University College celebrates AHPs day as it announces its plans to deliver new courses in physiotherapy and radiography from September 2020  

What is AHPs Day?
AHPs day is a grass root opportunity for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family. AHPs Day is a social movement to enable AHPs to collaborate within services, organisations and regions to:

-  Improve awareness of the roles of the allied health professions
-  Demonstrate the achievements of local services, and their impact on patient care and population health
-  Support integrated working with other services and organisations

AHPs are now the second largest healthcare workforce with significant opportunities to support delivery of the NHS long term plan. 

Who’s it for?
All AHPs: Art Therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists and podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and last but by no means least speech and language therapists. As well as anyone who wants to celebrate the great work that AHPs do and those who want learn more about our wonderful professions.

Why are we interested in AHPs Day at AECC University College?

Our Staff, Students, Patients and Colleagues: As a specialist Health Sciences University we have a large community of AHP practitioners, who we work closely with to educate AHPs and provide a wide range of healthcare services.

Our Courses: We provide education to a range of AHPs and closely related healthcare professionals helping to promote wellness, identify illness and injury, and to support patients through a journey of recovery and rehabilitation. From next September we are planning to deliver new undergraduate courses in, radiography, and postgraduate courses in sport and exercise psychology, chiropractic, physiotherapy and sport therapy and rehabilitation.

Our Clinical and Imaging Services: We have a large onsite clinic providing these services which is open to the public and provides over 50,000 patient contacts a year. We also have extensive imaging facilities onsite which help clinicians diagnose illness and injury including an MRI scanner, ultrasound, and digital x-ray.

What can we do to join in?
Visit our patient page on https://www.aecc.ac.uk/patients/ to find out more about the services we offer, or call in advance to book an appointment on 01202 436222. Also, follow #AHPsDay on Twitter and you will see activities taking place locally and across the country today.