In 2013 Skills for Health and the Council of Deans of Health commissioned AHS to undertake a project to report on the Higher Education Contribution to Education and Training for Healthcare Support Worker Roles. A copy of the report can be accessed via: http://www.councilofdeans.org.uk/Data/Sites/8/codh&sfhhecontributiontosupportworkereducationfinaljuly2013.pdf
Health Education North West London funded this study as part of a larger project about the support workforce in North West London.
The aims of this study were to:
Health Education Thames Valley commissioned AHS to undertake this study into the effectiveness of Health Education Thames Valley’s (HETV) investment in foundation degrees. It sets out the current policy background to education and training for unregistered healthcare support workers in England, the approach to collecting the evidence as to how effective HETV’s investment is, the main findings from the interviews and the conclusions and recommendations for HETV to consider.
Health Education North Central and East London funded AHS to undertake a 12 month project (July 2015-June 2016) to develop a greater understanding of the way in which allied health services, based in North Central and East London, currently employ and deploy support workers.
There are a number of features to this project:
The report, annex and slide deck are included below:
This work, funded by Public Health England, developed a snapshot of the current and potential contribution of AHP support workers to public health.
Linda Hindle's blog stated Over the past three years the allied health professionals (AHPs) have been increasing their focus on improving the public's health and have been recognised as a leading part of the wider public health workforce. However the focus this far has been on the registered AHPs and we have missed........ click here to read the full extract of Linda's blog
For a copy of the report or a single slide about the study please click on the links below: