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Allied Health Professional or AHP describes a range of highly skilled staff groups:

  • Art Therapists
  • Chiropodists/Podiatrists
  • Drama Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Music Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Operation Department Practitioners
  • Orthoptists
  • Osteopaths
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Prosthetists/Orthotists
  • Radiographers (Diagnostics and Therapeutic)
  • Speech and Language Therapists

AHPs work across a broad range of services, often acting as a crucial bridge for patients in their health and care journey. Given their links across all sectors, AHPs are vital to supporting and achieving the overall ambition of the SYB ICS to give people the best possible start in life, with the support to stay healthy and live well for longer.

An AHP strategy for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has been developed through work with all partners, including Higher Education Institutes, involving a broad cross-section of AHPs. The strategy describes how the AHP workforce will work collectively to ensure all services – across community, primary care, secondary care, social care and within education – are utilising the skills and capability of AHPs in the best possible way to meet the needs of our patients, which in turn, will support the streamlining of services, reduce duplication and variation and provide innovative and integrated solutions for demand in other areas of our health and care system.  Read the Strategy here.

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw was the first ICS nationally to establish an AHP Council (see Terms of Reference) as an advisory group to drive the aims of improving the health and wellbeing of the region, supporting primary and secondary care, working across boundaries and delivering evidence based best practice solutions. The AHP Council provides valuable perspective and expertise to influence the development of new models of care.

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AHP COUNCIL MEMBERS & DEPUTY CONTACT LIST

NOMINEES

Name

Title

Organisation

Suzanne Bolam ICS AHP Lead ( Physiotherapist)  SYB ICS
Gareth Cornell AHP Faculty Project Lead ICS  (Physiotherapist) SHU/ HEE
Kirsty Slack Admin Support SYB ICS
Diane Simpson Professional Lead Therapies & Dietetics (Physiotherapist) Deputy Council Chair  Rotherham NHS FT
Roger Watson  Deputy Clinical Director (Paramedic) East Midlands Ambulance Service
Angharad Truelove (Harry) System Support & Delivery Manager, Urgent Care & Integration Team Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
Christine Smith   Head of Department Allied Health Professions (SHU) SHU
Liz Copley Consultant Occupational Therapist Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHSFT
Patricia Cowell  Professor, Head of Communication Sciences (Speech & Language Therapist) University of Sheffield
Amanda Jones Director of Allied Health Professionals (Occupational Therapist) / Chief AHP Sheffield Health & Social Care
Lucy Smith Head of Therapy Services (Physiotherapist)   Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHSFT
Ursula MacFarlane Occupational Therapy Service Manager (Occupational Therapist) Barnsley Hospital NHSFT
Bob Senior Allied Health Professionals Business Manager (Podiatrist) South West Yorkshire Partnership (SWYPFT)
Diane Simpson Professional Lead Therapies & Dietetics (Physiotherapist)  Rotherham NHS FT
Amanda Greenhalgh Principal Strategic Occupational Therapist (Occupational Therapist) Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Dr Della Money  Associate Director for Allied Health Professionals (SLT) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Sandra Whiting (Sandy) Programme Lead for Assistive Technology and Occupational Threrapy  Rotherham Council
Matthew Worthy  Principle Occupational Therapist Sheffield City Council 
Laura Evans Professional Head of Occupational Therapy /  STH / Sheffield City Council
Stuart Conquer Interim Lead for AHP’s & Principal Respiratory Physiotherapist, Sheffield Children’s (NHS) FT  SCH / SHU

 

WORKSTREAM LEADS

Name

Title

Organisation

Heather Jackson Clinical AHP Advisor Advanced Practice to PCWTH Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHSFT
Rachel Smith  Integrated Pathway Manager for ARC & Active Programmes & Head of Physiotherapy  ( Learning Environments)  Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Natalie Jones ICS AHP Council Digital Lead  Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Trudy Sevens ICS Lead Radiographer  ( 2 days per week - Thurs /Frid)  ICS 722 Prince of Wales Road / SHU

 

 

DEPUTIES

Name

Title

Organisation

Graham Moore Orthotist Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHSFT
Julie Nightingale  Professor of Diagnostic Imaging  Sheffield Hallam University 
Helen Davis  Professor, Ophthalmology & Orthotics  University of Sheffield
Hannah Godfrey Lead Art Therapist  Sheffield Health & Social Care NHSFT
Rebecca Sheldon  Occupational Therapy Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHST
Karen Glencross Radiographer Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHSFT
Ashlie Wright  Ophthalmologist  Barnsley Acute Trust 
Sharon Sweeting  Physiotherapist  South West FT (SWIFT)
Lisa Hickling   Rotherham FT
Greg Cox Paramedic East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)
Sara Daws Occupational Therapist Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Suzanne Avington Deputy Associate Director for Allied Health Professions (Physiotherapist) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

CITIZENS PANEL REPRESENTATIVES

Name

Title

Organisation

Hazel Brand

Citizen Rep

SYB ICS

ICS MEMBERS ON THE AHP COUNCIL

Name

Title

Organisation

Sir Andrew Cash ACS Lead / Chair CEO Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust / South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Shadow ICS
Professor Des Breen Medical Director South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System
Ben Chico Workforce, Transformation Lead Health Education England
Louise Berwick Programme Manager Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub
Sophie Stevens-Jones Macmillan Communications and Engagement Lead for the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

 

OTHER & REGIONAL

Sally Fowler-Davis Associate Professor / Advanced Wellbeing and Research Centre  SHU/STH
Regional Representatives     
Mike Curtis Local Director, Health Education England Working across Yorkshire & The Humber Heath education England - Don Valley House
David Marsden Allied Health Professionals Workforce Lead NE & Y Region Clinical Advisory Team, Health Education England, Manchester

 

Recent webinar

Race Equality: Small Steps for Big changes? - October 2021

This is a webinar recording of the North East Yorkshire (NEY) Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) event, providing AHPs in the region the opportunity to gain greater understanding of our individual roles in addressing racial inequality.

Speakers included:

  • Annie Puntis: HEE Clinical Fellow
  • Caroline Frascina: AHP Facility Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate 
  • Claire Arditto: Newly appointed Regional Head of Allied Health Professions, Health Education England NEY

Hosted by our regional AHP Council, this event is in support of the National AHPs Day (14th October) and be the start of a commitment to small step changes by everyone to improve knowledge and support equality, diversity and inclusion of our workforce.

North East Yorkshire Region Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Webinar on Race Equality: Small Steps for Big changes

Here you can find each speaker's presentations, inlcuding Daniel Hartley, Director for Workforce NHSEI North East Yorkshire and Stuart Palma, Head of AHPs Professional & System Leadership CAHPO, who unfortunately couldn't attend on the day.                                                              

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