AHP Strategy 2012 -2017

AHP Strategy 2012 -2017 – Improving Health and Wellbeing through Positive Partnerships

In 2012 the DHSSPS launched the AHP Strategy ‘Improving Health and Wellbeing Through Positive Partnerships’ in Northern Ireland, aimed at developing the AHP workforce and support the commissioning and delivery of AHP practices to enhance the health and social wellbeing of the population.

One of the key focuses and successes of the Strategy will be the enhancement of positive partnerships with service users and carers, other health professionals, commissioners, education and other agencies.

The strategy is based around four Strategic Themes:

  • Promoting person-centred practice and care
  • Delivering safe and effective practice and care
  • Maximising resources for success
  • Supporting and developing the AHP workforce

The strategy provides a high-level road map to guide the AHP workforce at all levels from 2012-2017. It will provide a framework to guide DHSSPS, HSCB, PHA and HSCTs to design, deliver, review and integrate models of care, as well as providing opportunities for learning and development that will help AHPs and therapy support workers deliver high quality outcomes for service users.

A copy of the AHP Strategy can be accessed here