How AHPs are working differently to support transformation of services in the North West
Allied Health Profession (AHP) services are often perceived as being Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm services. Anecdotally there is evidence that services have already undergone modernisation and have moved away from this model; however there is limited evidence to support this. There is also the perception that AHPs are managed and delivered in professional silos. Again anecdotal evidence is that AHPs are working in inter and multi-professional teams, but little evidence is available to support this view. This project explored how AHPs are working in different ways to develop and transform services and service delivery. Following extensive engagement across the North West AHP Network, case studies were developed that fulfilled the following criteria: delivering services over seven days, working in integrated teams across professions or organisations, innovative service delivery models and implementation of new roles at bands 1-4 or advanced practice level.