Tuesday, 26 April 2016

North West AHP Network summer conference



The next North West Allied Health Professions (AHP) Network Event 'Doing things differently - transforming health and care' will take place on Tuesday 12th July 2016 (9.00am – 4.30pm) at the Bolton Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium, Bolton.

This free one day conference will focus on the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that AHPs at all levels need in order to play an active part in transforming services, care pathways across the health and care system.

Confirmed speakers at the event include Shelagh Morris, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions' Officer.

For further information please click here or email Lisa Deakin.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Research and Impact in Active Ageing symposium

The Active Ageing Research Group at the University of Cumbria along with their collaborators from University of Rome Foro Italico, would like to invite you to the 'Research and Impact in Active Ageing' symposium on Friday 24th June 2016 at the University of Cumbria (Lancaster campus).

They would be delighted if you could join them on this day, enjoy the exciting programme and the keynotes, exchange ideas and discuss the way forward in this line of research.

Please click here to book on this event.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

First national conference for Occupational Therapists working in diverse settings

The first national conference for Occupational Therapists working in diverse settings is now open for bookings.

It takes place on Wednesday, 7th September 2016, at the University of Brighton (Eastbourne campus).

There will be two workshops exploring how OTs can show they meet HCPC standards for registration when working in diverse practice and measuring impact and outcomes of your practice.

There will also be three speakers:
  • Dr Jennifer Creek talking about her doctoral research in this area
  • Professor Gaynor Sadlo who will be linking occupational science to diverse practice
  • Julia Scott from the College of Occupational Therapists talking about the future of the profession
The cost of the event is only £25.

For more information please click here.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

AHPs: Take this chance to have your say

Suzanne Rastrick, NHS England's Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, has launched an online workshop to co-create a vision for AHPs in England.

This is your chance to have a voice and build a mandate for change.

By following a simple registration process via this link you can join the online workshop now and as many times as you like until Friday, 6th May 2016, to offer your insight to two key questions and to share best practice.

AHPs will be able to share views, look at the views of others and offer feedback by voting and commenting on contributions.

They will also be able to come back to the conversation at any time while the workshop is live, to check what others think of their ideas, and respond to queries or questions they may have.

There is also an option on the platform to invite your colleagues. Please do so, it is important that everyone's view is heard.

Please take a look at Suzanne's blog to find out more and register today.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

The CAHPR Public Health Research Awards

Applications for the CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2016 are now open.

The awards, jointly developed by CAHPR and Public Health England (PHE), are for HCPC registered Allied Health Professionals who are members of their professional organisation and work within England.

This is the second year these awards have run in recognition of Allied Health Professionals' contribution to public health.

Each winner will receive £750.00, the chance to display their poster at the PHE conference in September and travel expenses of up to £250.00 to attend the PHE conference.

Application is by submission of abstracts of high quality research that supports one or more of the following PHE priorities:
  • Tackling obesity, particularly among children
  • Reducing smoking and stopping children starting
  • Reducing harmful drinking and alcohol related admissions
  • Ensuring every child has the best start in life
  • Reducing the risk of dementia
  • Tackling the growth in antimicrobial resistance
  • Promoting workplace wellbeing
  • Increasing physical activity
  • AHP interventions showing an impact on population health outcomes
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 31st May, 2016. For application details please click here.