This award scheme is for Allied Health Professionals (AHP) and AHP support workers. These are the groups of staff represented by the NHSE Chief AHP Officer and include (within this Trust): art therapists, dieticians, paramedics (in the Emergency Department and intermediate care), physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists.
Please note nominations are only for AHPs and AHP support workers, if you wish to nominate somebody else, please submit an Our People award nomination.
The Allied Health Professional and Allied Health Professional Support Worker Awards recognise AHP staff who make an exemplary contribution to either an individual persons care or to services, whilst demonstrating the values and behaviours recognised in the AHP Professional Practice Model.
These values and behaviours are:
- Person centred care
- Social justice and inclusion
- Quality and governance
- Research and innovation
- Excellence in leadership
Our first nominations are open until 31 December 2023 and the winners announced week commencing 15 January 2024. The AHP Awards will then be held every quarter, with the winners announced the following month.
Our 88-year-old mother was in hospital nearing the end of her life. She was desperate to return in her home which was a Park Home with very limited space but she needed significant support to move from the bed to the chair. Many people said it would not be possible for mum to go home but her OT Emily really understood what was important to mum. She visited the house and looked at the options for equipment. It wasn’t possible to get an agency to agree to come home to support mum because she ideally needed a hoist to move and it wouldn’t fit in the property.
The agency workers didn’t feel it was safe to move mum without it. But Emily could see this was really important to us so she worked with us as family to look at the risks and what we were prepared to help mum with ourselves. We were able to agree a different manual handling plan that all of us were happy with. Mum was able to come home and we supported her. Emily visited us and helped us manage this process. I can not thank her enough for ensuring our mum got home.