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TechnologyMay 19, 2021

Physios and other AHPs have 'unique opportunity' to complete digital competency survey [updated]

Physiotherapists and other allied health professionals (AHPs) are being urged to take part in a UK-wide survey that focuses on their use of digital technology at work.

The number of people who have already completed the survey – which was launched on 10 May and will remain open until 30 May – has been described as ‘fantastic’ by Chris Tack. Mr Tack, who co-chairs the London AHP Informatics and Digital Network and is a Topol fellow with Health Education England, is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in south London where he is AHP clinical lead.



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Physiotherapists have been taking part

Early signs have suggested that physiotherapists were outnumbering other AHPs in terms of which professionals have been taking part in the survey. See posts on Twitter here: @DigitalAHP.

As well as Mr Tack, two other two other influential figures in the digital health field are listed on the site at which the UK AHP Digital Competency survey can be found. Visit: http://tinyurl.com/284sauz7

The first is Alex Wilson, who co-leads the AHP specialist interest group at the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and is the therapies digital lead at Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust. The second is Lesley Holdsworth, a physiotherapist by backgro...

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