05 October 2021

News of two big events to celebrate and shine a spotlight on Allied Health Professions (AHPs) taking place this month

Saturday 9 October sees the 'Big Reveal' of the NEL Allied Health Professionals' (AHP) Mural in Waltham Forest - a specially commissioned design that visually and imaginatively encompasses both the spirit and content of what it means to be an AHP today -  part of the third largest workforce in the NHS. 

And then on Thursday 14 October we celebrate the National AHP Day 2021 with an onine Teams event. Details below.

Attracting new people to the AHP professions is essential, and the day offers a great opportunity to celebrate and put a spotlight on the many and varied roles that AHPs perform.

The Big Reveal event in Waltham Forest on Saturday 9 October brings together representatives of all fourteen AHP professionals from across the whole of north-east London - from Art and Drama therapists through to Radiographers, Physiotherapists and Speech & Language Therapists and more. (The full fourteen AHP professions are listed below, with a link for more information.) 

Come and connect and celebrate the new NEL AHP Mural on the day and, be part of the filming for our NEL AHP Ambassadors Media Campaign. The day features the AHP Egg & Spoon Race - just make sure to bring both your own egg and spoon to participate!

The Big Reveal NEL AHP Mural unveiling takes place from 11.30am - 12.00pm at 3 Vicarage, Road London, E10 5EF

Get the directions by clicking here.

Nearest Tube/Bus Station is Leyton

From 12.00pm - 1.30pm (weather permitting) is the bring and share Picnic, at the Coronation Gardens Band Stand,
13 Buckingham Road, London, E10 5NG  (9 mins walk from the AHP Mural)

National AHP Day, Thursday 14 October - join the AHP Careers Ambassadors for the Multi-Media Project Launch on Teams online, from 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Join Teams online here.

Across North East London Health and Care Partnership (NEL) we know we need to enable more opportunities for our local people to grow into health and care careers.

Our NEL BAME Allied Health Professionals1 (AHPs) Career Ambassadors project will be the focus for our celebrations on National AHP Day with the launch of our new multi-media campaign.

Our vibrant group of Career Ambassadors are a growing social movement. They have created a range of short films that tell their own stories of growing up, living and working as AHPs in North East London.

With the help of Wood Street Walls they have also created an AHP inspired community mural in Waltham Forest. All AHPs, multi-professional staff and service users are very welcome to come along to this celebratory launch event on MS Teams.

Come along and hear how we are working to inspire, energise and attract our young people. Help us consider further how we can remove barriers or stigma to enable them to become our NEL Allied Health Professionals of the future! 

The full fourteen AHP professions:

  1. Art Therapists
  2. Drama therapists
  3. Music therapists
  4. Chiropodists/podiatrists
  5. Dietitians
  6. Occupational therapists
  7. Operating Department Practitioners
  8. Orthoptists
  9. Osteopaths
  10. Paramedics
  11. Physiotherapists
  12. Prosthetists and Orthotists
  13. Radiographers
  14. Speech and language therapists