NHS England's Suzanne Rastrick to chair seminar on AHP care

The event will bring together senior decision makers to discuss findings and lessons from our analysis of the quality of care provided by AHPs.

Press release

Published: 01/10/2014

Event: Allied Health Professionals: can we measure quality of care?
Date: 12 November 2014
Time: 8-10am
Venue: Nuffield Trust, 59 New Cavendish Street, W1G 7LP

Allied health professionals (AHPs) are a group of 12 distinct professions that form a critical part of health care. By 2013 AHPs had made up around 6% of the NHS workforce and accounted for an estimated £2bn of the NHS salary bill.

The role that AHPs play in delivering care is likely to increase further into the future as the population ages and people live with more complex needs, according to research published by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation as part of the QualityWatch programme.

Yet despite the size of the workforce and the broad scope of care, there is very little systematic information available to describe the quality of care delivered by AHPs.

We are holding a breakfast seminar to share the analysis from our report and provide an opportunity to discuss ways to improve our understanding about the quality of care delivered by AHPs.

We will consider the following areas:

  • Context setting and report findings
  • Lessons to be learned from other professional groups
  • Data and information opportunities for AHPs – what needs to change and how?
  • Recommendations to improve the visibility of AHP care in datasets.

This seminar will be chaired by Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England.

This invitation-only event is relevant for senior decisions makers within AHP stakeholder bodies, policy makers, NHS leaders and data informatics professionals.

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