Allied Health Professions: Who we are and what we do
This booklet provides a brief overview of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and the services they provide to the public.
Allied Health Professions are a diverse workforce who deliver high-quality care to patients and service users across a wide range of care pathways and in a variety of settings.
AHPs are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). All AHPs work within the HCPC code of practice to ensure that they work to the highest standard.
The professions listed below are ‘protected titles’, which means that only those individuals who have been appropriately trained and are registered with HCPC can work under any of the following titles:
- Art therapist
- Drama therapist
- Music therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Speech and language therapist