White female podiatrist applies a bandage to the toes of white male person with diabetesOrthoptist and young adult Asian female patient using synoptophore. A machine which tests both eyes. A young woman with chin on a chinrest, looking through lenses attached to a control desk. Testing for eye conditions. Eye clinic. Physiotherapist helping patient in hydrotherapy pool with exercises.A close-up of an NHS paramedic uniform. Emergency service.Welcome to the new on-line and interactive AHP Bulletin which provides a regular update on policy, leadership, events and resources for Allied Health Professionals. There are also easy to follow links about a range of topics and information which can support you in delivering patient focused and evidence based high quality care.

The bi-monthly AHP bulletin is still available as a print friendly version or as a Word file.  To sign up to receive regular copies email contact_details@dh.gsi.gov.uk with your name, job title, organisation, address and phone number.  And why not ‘bookmark’ this page in your web browser for ease of future reference, and forward it to any of your colleagues who may be interested.

We welcome your feedback on the information included in the bulletin and your suggestions for future editions. Send your ideas to ahp-branch@dh.gsi.gov.uk.

Issue 84: AHP bulletin September 2011

Articles in this issue include: A different perspective Voicepiece: NHS 2012 Challenge Accelerating innovation Personal health budgets in Nottingham Effective workforce planning Improving staff health and well-being Next steps for the NHS Future Forum News in Brief Parliamentary Questions Download… Read more →Issue 84: AHP bulletin September 2011

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AHPs attend Right to Provide events

Allied Health Professionals from across the country gathered in August to learn more about the opportunities open to them through the right to provide (R2P) programme. The events were set up after AHPs requested more information about Right to Provide… Read more →AHPs attend Right to Provide events

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Future NHS leaders initiative

Healthcare professionals are invited to apply for the NHS Clinical Leaders Network’s Race Equality Action Leadership (REAL) programme. The aim is to help future leaders develop their skills and achieve senior clinical management roles in the NHS and Department of… Read more →Future NHS leaders initiative

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Government response to value-based pricing consultation

A public consultation on a value-based pricing system for new, innovative medicines took place from 16 December 2010 to 17 March 2011, and the Government’s response has now been published.  The document provides a summary of the responses received, highlights… Read more →Government response to value-based pricing consultation

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NHS Commissioning Board’s people transition policy

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has set out the policies and processes that will guide the first round of its appointments with the publication of its People Transition Policy (PTP). Aligned with the HR Framework and developed in partnership… Read more →NHS Commissioning Board’s people transition policy

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NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes – your last chance to join the winning team…

The NHS Institute are delighted to have awarded the first set of Innovation Challenge Prize awards, of £100000, £50000 and £35000 to three respective winners – however, we know that challenges remain, and are keen to reward those who are coming… Read more →NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes – your last chance to join the winning team…

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NHS Evidence needs you!

NHS Evidence is a key tool for clinicians, commissioners and providers – but more AHPs are needed to contribute to the evidence base. NHS Evidence provides health and social care professionals with access to quality-assured, best practice information, including the… Read more →NHS Evidence needs you!

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Changes to NHS student support

In July, the Department of Health published the outcome of the review of NHS student support available to new students from September 2012. The new package of support will consist of a small non-means tested grant, a larger means tested… Read more →Changes to NHS student support

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Wanted: champions for healthcare improvement

The Health Foundation is seeking committed and talented clinically-qualified leaders to join its Quality Improvement Fellowship programme. Each year, four senior leaders are given the opportunity by the Health Foundation to spend a fully-funded year at the Institute for Healthcare… Read more →Wanted: champions for healthcare improvement

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Extending choice of Any Qualified Provider

In response to the NHS Future Forum’s report, the Government has committed to extending patients’ choice of Any Qualified Provider, with phased implementation from April 2012. Guidance is now available for commissioners, as well as current and prospective providers of… Read more →Extending choice of Any Qualified Provider

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