Celebrating Allied Health Professionals at Bromley Healthcare

October 14 marks the national celebration of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) across England. As the third-largest clinical workforce within the health and care, AHPs are unsung heroes of our healthcare system, playing important roles that often go unnoticed. At Bromley Healthcare, we’re using this opportunity to celebrate our AHPs.

What is an ‘Allied Health Professional’?

AHPs are a diverse group of trained health professionals working collaboratively with doctors, nurses, and other team members to ensure the holistic well-being of patients. Their role is to ensure that patients receive the tailored, expert care that they need, right from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. This includes:

1. Art therapists

2. Dramatherapists

3. Music therapists

4. 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

At Bromley Healthcare, our AHPs bring expertise, compassion, and a multidisciplinary approach that ensures our patients always receive the best possible care tailored to their needs. Their contributions are crucial in offering holistic community services that Bromley Healthcare is so proud of.

A Testament to Bromley Healthcare’s AHPs

We receive incredible feedback about the invaluable support our AHPs provide from the people we care for and their families. One family member shared this with us about the brilliant Carla, one of our Occupational Therapists:

“I wanted to take a moment to express my thanks to Carla, who looked after my mother’s Occupational Therapy needs this year. Sadly, I lost Mum on 30th August 2023, but Carla was so helpful organising the equipment she needed and reviewing her needs in detail in her last year. I will always be grateful for the support. Carla was very knowledgeable, professional, efficient, and caring…

I felt that we were being listened to and given all the options. She explained things really well. She also followed things through. Her pleasant and polite demeanour always made you feel that things were in hand. She would often call out of hours to get things done! Carla handled a particular situation really well in my mum’s last days… I really appreciated her support. Please pass on my thanks…She is a credit to the team.”

Celebrating our AHPs – video

In honour of AHPs Day, we’re delighted to share a special video. Featuring some of our dedicated AHPs, the video delves into their motivations, their love for their roles, and the difference they make every day.

As you watch, join us in celebrating the immense value AHPs bring, not just to Bromley Healthcare, but to the NHS as a whole.

Plus, don’t miss the heartfelt message from our head of AHP, expressing gratitude for their commitment.

Find out more about who works in our teams and some great stories about how they support the people in our communities: