Health Workforce Innovations in Response to the COVID Pandemic
Allied Health Professionals in Action
We have staffed the new Nightingale hospitals within a matter of days; services have been run virtually using digital technology; there has been a rapid upskilling of staff at scale; many AHPs have adapted their roles in order to help where the demand was greatest; students have been continuing their education remotely; some have been working from home and AHPs have stepped up to show their leadership qualities.
Cross-sector staff deployments
Rapid upskilling/reskilling existing and available workers (eg. laid off)
Medical Imaging Workers
The 14 Allied Health Professions form the third largest clinical workforce in health and care. The breadth of AHPs’ skills and their reach across people’s lives and organisations makes them ideally placed to lead and support change and improvement.
We have created a space on the National AHP Virtual Hub to share examples of changes you have made and see what other AHPs have done. The National AHP team will use your examples to inform policy decisions.