Thursday, 29 January 2015

Early Career Networking - What can the AHP Network do for you?

The North West Allied Health Professions Network is hosting a free event designed to showcase the benefits of membership of the group.

The purposes of the network are:
  • To provide a forum to contribute to the professional development of AHPs, through CPD events, sharing of good practice, peer support and networking
  • To be the 'professional voice' for AHPs across the NW, providing professional opinion, intelligence and advice to influence strategic developments relating to service delivery and education and training
The network provides some funding and often supports free events.

'Early Career Networking - What can the AHP Network do for you?' takes place at Bolton Whites Hotel on Wednesday, 11th March 2015, 12-4pm.

For further information please email us.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Dr Roddam takes part in prestigious NHS event



CAHPR Cumbria & Lancashire Regional Hub Chair Dr Hazel Roddam recently represented the UK Council for Allied Health Professions Research at a prestigious NHS webinar event.

Dr Roddam was one of three invited panellists at the 'Unlocking the evidence of best practice webinar', which was organised by the NHS Clinical Soft Intelligence Service, with a focus on rehabilitation services for long-term conditions.

A Principal Lecturer in Research at the University of Central Lancashire, Dr Roddam was asked to represent the allied health professionals sector, including speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Speech and language therapist Dr Roddam has extensive experience as a clinician and manager, working within NHS and local authorities, prior to taking up her current post.

She said: "The focus of this event was on effective support for front-line practitioners and teams, to build research capacity in the workforce and to develop capability in individuals, some of whom will be the clinical-academic leaders of the next generation."

The audience included over 100 practitioners from around the United Kingdom who are involved in delivery and commissioning of rehabilitation services, (including NHS, social care, voluntary and charitable sectors).

The event, which was in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and supported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, was held on 19 January in London.