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.

  • Lifetime award for memory expert Professor Alan Baddeley

    We're delighted to congratulate Professor Alan Baddeley FRS CBE on receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society’s Research Board.

    Professor Alan Baddeley is a psychologist whose research interests are in human memory, neuropsychology and in the practical application of cognitive psychology. He has published very widely on theoretical aspects of memory and was one of the authors of the original Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test (RBMT). For many years he was the Director of the Medical Research Council’s Applied Psychology Unit (now the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) and is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of York.

    Professor Badderley is co-author of a number of Pearson Assessment's tools, including the new Spot the Word - Second Edition (STW-2), Doors and People, and the bestselling Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test - Third Edition (RBMT-3). View his range of asssessments on our author page.

    Read the full article from the BPS.

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  • A new review of the TFLS UK / WMS-IV UK gets the star treatment

    This week has definitely got off to a positive start with more product reviews coming into our inbox.

    The first is from Dr. Carol A. Ireland, CPsychol, MBA, Forensic Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, University of Central Lancashire and CCATS (Coastal Child and Adolescent Therapy Services) - and Editor of British Journal of Forensic Psychology who has kindly reviewed The Functional Living Scales, UK Version for the BJFP. Here's just a snippet of the full review which you can read on our website:

    The TFLS UK has "helpful applicability with the relevant populations, such as assisting in questions of competence and levels of independent living. It is however more suited for community populations, including community forensic populations, as opposed to clients in a secure setting, and where their daily living as assessed by this tool may be more restricted. A strength of this assessment is its focus on the more complex skills required for independent living, and which are more cognitively demanding. It can therefore be considered a robust tool for assessing these more multifaceted components, with a general opinion that it is these components which can first be noted to disintegrate with neurodegenerative disorders, as opposed to the more basic aspects of daily care. As such, there is the potential to identify difficulties much earlier, and to then put in place supportive measures and interventions for the individual. It also moves away from a traditional over-reliance on the self-report of others when making a judgement on these skills, and focuses more directly on the observed ability in the client...Overall this is a helpful instrument."

    The second review comes via the British Psychological Society Testing Centre where Joanna Horne & Angus McDonald have carried out an evaluation of the key features of the Wechsler Memory Scale - Fourth UK Edition (WMS-IV UK). Describing the WMS-IV UK as "a very well−developed psychometric assessment of memory in adults that provides rich information" the reviewers have awarded 5 stars to the Quality of Materials and 4.5 stars to the key characteristic of Overall Reliability and the Quality of Documentation. Find out more about the WMS here.

    Many thanks to all our reviewers, we'll be publishing details of new product reviews here shortly! If you're interested in reviewing one of our assessments or want to share your best practice please do contact us at marketing@pearsonclinical.co.uk

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