Recent Submissions

  • Celebrating our amazing AHPs. 

    Anon (Care to Share., The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, 2022-12-21)
    A dedicated piece of wall art in celebration of the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) workforce has been installed at both Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital and Walsall Manor Hospital.
  • Do UK allied health professionals (AHPs) have sufficient guidelines and training to provide telehealth patient consultations? 

    Eddison, Nicola (Human Resources for Health, Springer Nature, 2022-12-05)
    Objectives: The COVID-19 pandemic caused a rapid shift to remote consultations. United Kingdom (UK) NHS Allied Health Professional (AHP) services may have been unprepared for telehealth implementation. This study explored ...
  • Leadership for allied health professionals. 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Ros; Lee, Edward (Care to Share., The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust., 2022-06-01)
    The need for professionally diverse leadership, including senior clinicians at board level, increases the likelihood of meeting the complex challenges facing the NHS. Leadership forms one of the four pillars of AHP practice. ...
  • How are AHPs embracing the green agenda and sustainability? 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-10-01)
    Poor air quality poses a significant environmental risk to public health in the UK. Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to chronic conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases as well as lung cancer, ...
  • Clinical exercise physiologists: important (but not new) members of the multidisciplinary team. 

    Leslie, Rosalind; Scordis, Christopher; Eddison, Nicola (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-10-01)
    Long-term chronic conditions are the largest financial burden on public healthcare, furthermore, longer lives will affect the total amount of ill-health and disability in the population, resulting in a major shift in the ...
  • Who are the allied health professions? 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind (Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-08-25)
    The allied health professions (AHPs) in the UK comprise a specific group of autonomous, professionally diverse, distinct professions with their own professional bodies. In England, the term AHPs refers specifically to art ...
  • AHP student clinical supervision: whose role is it anyway? 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind; Phoenix, Olivia (IHSCM, 2022-08-15)
    It is clear clinical staff face challenges in meeting placement demands. However, all registered staff have benefited from clinical placements in their career journey. It will be to our detriment if we do not rise to the ...
  • Leadership for allied health professionals. 

    Leslie, Rosalind; Eddison, Nicola; Lee, Edward (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-05-01)
    Allied health professionals are the NHS' third largest workforce, practising in most clinical pathways across all stages of the patient's pathway, working across organisational boundaries and contributing to the transformation ...
  • Staff satisfaction surveys - friend or foe? 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind (BAPO Connect, British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, 2023)
    Waiting for abstract
  • The importance of leadership training at undergraduate level for allied health professionals. 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind; Banner, Alice; Smith, James (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-07-01)
    The NHS need great leaders at every level to ensure it delivers high quality care. The performance of hospitals and the quality of care service users receive are all influenced by the quality of its leadership. The NHS ...
  • Staff satisfaction surveys - friend or foe? 

    Leslie, Rosalind; Eddison, Nicola; Parry, Gail (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-07-01)
    Surveys are generally considered an effective tool to understand the concerns of employees, especially during the recent challenging times. Conducting employee surveys gives staff an opportunity to share their feelings and ...
  • Integrated care systems - are allied health professionals fully informed? 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-07-01)
    Providing episodic treatment for acute illness, dictated by a medical model, is not sustainable healthcare model. The NHS must provide collaborative and proactive support for a growing and ageing population and people ...
  • Developing leaders within the allied health professions. 

    Eddison, Nicola; Gardner, Vicki (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-07-01)
    There are approximately 170,000 allied health professionals (AHPs) working within the NHS, accumulating over four million patient contacts per week. The prime position of AHPs within healthcare, working across organisational ...
  • Developing a research ready allied health profession workforce: where should the conversation start? 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind (IHSCM Regional Hub Magazine, Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-07-01)
    To give staff an opportunity to be involved in research projects we have launched a dedicated "Research Hub" led by a team of experienced researchers in collaboration with Staffordshire University. The hub invites AHP's ...
  • Why early research skills matter: an exploration of personal journeys. 

    Eddison, Nicola; Benyahia, Salma; Pugh, Kate; Mupawaenda, Ndana; Scott, Sharon; Billin, Jo; Leslie, Rosalind (Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-06-15)
    A research-active healthcare workforce contributes to improved quality of care. Organisations that engage in research have higher rates of patient satisfaction, reduced mortality, improved Care Quality Commission performance, ...
  • Non-medical prescribing by allied health professionals. 

    Leslie, Rosalind; Eddison, Nicola; Tisdale, Louise (Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-05-26)
    The 1968 Medicines Act provides public safeguards in the governance of medicines and outlines the restrictions on who is legally entitled to prescribe them. Any change to the legislation requires a clear rationale and a ...
  • The challenge of diversity in the allied health professionals. 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind (Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-06-08)
    Although the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are a diverse range of professions in terms of their skill set. The workforce which makes up the professions lacks diversity, having been shaped by a set of distinct social ...
  • Re-imagining work events: turning enduring into enjoying. 

    Eddison, Nicola; Leslie, Rosalind (Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-06-23)
    It is time to create learning environments and team meetings where all staff feel relaxed and heard. Allowing them to feel included and to ultimately thrive. Let us be innovative and provide different ways for staff to ...
  • AHPs in non-traditional and diverse roles. 

    Eddison, Nicola; McIntosh, Sam; Wilshere, Keith (Institute of Health and Social Care Management, 2022-07-15)
    The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are made up of 14 separate professions, making up the third-largest workforce in the NHS. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) employs nine of the AHP groups (Chiropodists/podiatrists, ...
  • Why early research skills matter: an exploration of personal journeys. 

    Eddison, Nicola; Benyahia, S; Pugh, S; Billin, J; Mupawaenda, N; Leslie, Rosalind; Scott, Sharon (BAPO Connect, British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, 2023)
    Waiting for abstract.

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