NHS England Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards 2018

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer's Awards 2018

Pearson Clinical was proud to sponsor the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards for 2018.

On the evening of Tuesday 19th of June, we partnered with NHS England, as the awards sponsor for the 2018 Allied Health Professions Officer Awards.

Our team joined Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer at NHS England alongside other Allied Health Professionals to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by allied health professionals (AHPs) to improving health, care and wellbeing for patients and communities.

The nominees were recognised for their dedication, innovation and leadership in practice, in the impressive library of the Royal College of Physicians.

The ceremony began with an opening remark from Sir Malcolm Grant CBE, Chair of NHS England who summarised the awards with three important points:

  1. We want to be recognised
  2. We want permission to innovate
  3. We want to lift the competency

He emphasised the importance of fully integrated systems and integrated health care in supporting the development of Allied Health Professionals across NHS England as well as the need to embrace a huge variety of change and confidence to adopt innovation and creativity.

We extend our congratulations to all the nominees. The winners of the 2018 Awards are:

AHP Quality Improvement - in partnership with NHS Improvement Award

Winner: Marc Berry, Physiotherapist, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Early Doors: Can emergency care therapies help to prevent avoidable admissions in the emergency department?

AHP Digital Practice - in partnership with NHS Digital Award

Winner: Marianne Williams, Specialist Gastroenterology Community Dietician, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Irritable bowel syndrome pathway: adding dietetic-led patient-focused webinars to the IBS pathway in order to further improve IBS self-mangement in Somerset.

AHP Support Worker - in partnership with Public Health England Award

Winner: Alison Marshall, AHP Assistant, and Cathy Young, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sound staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: A reading for wellbeing therapy group.

AHP Leader - in partnership with Health Education England

Winner: Chloe Adams, Community Gastroenterology Dietician, Birmingham Community Nutrition, Birmingham Community NHS Trust: Dietician led community gastroenterology service.

The evening concluded with an inspirational performance by the NHS Choir.

Take a look at our range of assessments for allied health professionals.

  • Case study – Using the WPPSI-IV UK and the WIAT-III UK together to gain greater insight into a child’s abilities

    WPPSI-IV UK

    A child of 6 years was referred for difficulties across a variety of developmental areas. William (not his real name) did not have any formal diagnosis but had some difficulties with writing and reading. The initial referral and consultation highlighted the fact that Willliam was very small for his age, summer born and immature across most developmental areas in comparison to his peers. Initially, the referral focused on the output William produced, reading words and writing sentences. However, as the consultation progressed, there also appeared to be some other difficulties with social and physical development.

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  • Case study – Assessing a child who is having difficulty retaining and processing information and completing age-appropriate tasks

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    A child of seven years was referred due to difficulty retaining information in the classroom and concerns over general learning ability. The referral was from a school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and the outcome was around considering the nature of Tim’s (not his real name) difficulties and appropriate provision to support these needs further.

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  • Case Study - Using WPPSI-IV UK to provide evidence as part of the EHCP

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    A girl of six years was referred for an Educational Psychology Assessment. Jane (not her real name) was currently in Year 1, but according to her chronological age should have been in Year 2. She has a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome and an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) for additional support over and above that provided in school, in order to meet her needs. 

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  • Oxford Brookes University Postgraduate Symposium

    Oxford Brookes University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences held a Post Graduate Research Symposium in January 2019, offering second- and third-year PhD students the chance to showcase their work and receive feedback from Faculty members and invited guests.

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