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GeneralMar 3, 2021

Physiotherapists can help to ensure five-year AHP strategy for England is based on citizens' input

Physiotherapists and other allied health professionals (AHPs) have been urged to encourage members of the public to take part in ‘big conversation’ about the future of the professions.

Suzanne Rastrick, the chief AHP officer at NHS England who is one of the key figures behind the initiative, gave an update on the initiative’s progress in a social media message on Tuesday evening (2 March).

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Citizens in England are being invited to express their views on the way ahead

She noted that people from 137 English postcodes had already engaged with the initiative – known as since AHPs Listen – just one week after its launch on 22 February.

If we all passed details to two people who have experienced our services it would make such a difference [Suzanne Rastrick]

Calling for help from physios and members of the 13 other professions that fall under the AHP umbrella, Ms Rastrick said: ‘If we all passed details to 2 people who have experienced our services it would make such a difference.’

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