Research highlights how to make smaller allied health professions (AHPs) more attractive career options

New research released today offers insights in to how to make podiatry, therapeutic radiography, orthoptics, prosthetics and orthotics more attractive career options.

Commissioned by Health Education England, Higher Education Funding Council for England, Society and College of Radiographers and the British and Irish Orthoptics Society, the research offers a strong evidence base for marketing these crucial professions and increasing interest in degree courses.
Current students, newly qualified professionals, potential students and admissions tutors were all consulted. Key findings from the research include:

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What need to be done?

Report recommendations include:

The research was also supported by the College of Podiatry and British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists.

The risks to these professions were highlighted in the Department of Health's consultation response into the NHS bursary reforms.

The full report can be downloaded is available in our resources section. More information on the allied health professions is available in our explore roles section.


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