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Chance to enter the prestigious 2022 Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards

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Ticking clock: the deadline for submitting an entry for the CAHPO Awards is 19 June

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Physiotherapists who want to enter the sixth annual Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards have until 19 June to nominate themselves or a colleague. Making a personal contribution towards the delivery of exceptional care for patients will have to be a key component in entries that will catch the judges’ eye.

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on the evening of 13 October. Nominations can be made for all members of the allied health profession (AHP) community – including support workers, assistant practitioners, registered professionals, pre-registration apprentices and students. Together, the AHPs comprise the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS. In total, there are 14 AHPs.

The awards provide an opportunity to highlight the incredible work being carried out by AHPs and demonstrate the vital role they play in delivering the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan [CAPHO office]In announcing this year’s details, the CAPHO office said: ‘We continue to be impressed and inspired by AHPs in practice for their dedication, innovation and leadership.

‘The awards also promote adoption and dissemination of good practice being delivered by nominated AHPs and gives teams the chance to review their work and look at the impact they have made to services.

‘The awards provide an opportunity to highlight the incredible work being carried out by AHPs and demonstrate the vital role they play in delivering the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.’

Green shoots: new partners announced

The CAPHO team is led by Suzanne Rastrick, an occupational therapist by background who was appointed chief allied health professions officer for England in September 2014. The team will be working in partnership with Council of Deans of Health, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Health Education England, the National Institute of Health and Social Care and the Council for AHP Research.

Two new sponsor organisations are taking part this year: Greener NHS and the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

Award categories include

  • AHP Leadership for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion award
  • AHP Research impact award
  • AHP Digital practice award
  • AHP Workforce transformation award
  • AHP Creative provision of placements award
  • AHP Public health champion award
  • AHP Innovation and improvement within Integrated Care Systems award
  • Greener AHP Award 

The submissions will be reviewed and scored by judges from 20 June to 22 July. Entrants will learn about the outcome of their submission from 25 July to 14 August.

To find out more, visit: www.england.nhs.uk/ahp/chief-allied-health-professions-officer-awards/

To read PhysioUpdate’s article on the 2021 CAPHO Awards, visit: https://www.physioupdate.co.uk/on-the-move/physiotherapists-shine-at-2021-chief-allied-health-professions-officer-cahpo-awards/

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