Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement
Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are critical to the ongoing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients throughout the illness episodes whether transient or long lasting. AHPs enable children and adults to make the most of their skills and abilities and to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. They support people of all ages in their recovery, helping them to return to work and participate in sport or education.
Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) means actively engaging with those who use our services, carers and the public to discuss: their ideas, our plans; their experiences, our experiences; why services need to change; what people want from services; how to make the best use of resources; and how to listen to these views and therefore improve the quality and safety of services.
Michelle Tennyson is the Assistant Director with responsibility for AHPs, PPI and 10,000 More Voices.