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Allied Health Professions Education and Workforce Policy Review: National Strategic Oversight Group

Overview

The Programme for Government 2021 made a commitment to review Allied Health Professions (AHP) Education in 2022. The aim of the review was to consider whether or not policy for AHP education provision is congruent to the current and future needs of our students and the future health needs of the people of Scotland. The scope of the review was extended in December 2021 to also include workforce policy.

Our intention is to consider the actions necessary to deliver a national education and workforce plan for AHPs, giving full consideration of all aspects of workforce measurement, planning and education needs for the future. The National AHP Strategic Oversight Group will lead the development of this work to ensure collaborative working takes place across the AHP education and workforce sectors.

Members

  • Carolyn McDonald, Chair, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government
  • Kay Sandilands, Co-Chair, Director of Human Resources, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Jessica McPherson, Unit Head, Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Science Education, Scottish Government
  • Anne Wallace, Allied Health Professions Education Advisor, Scottish Government
  • Karen Wilson, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
  • David Wylie, Associate Director NMAHP - Allied Health Professions, NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
  • Anita Simmers, Dean of Health Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, representative for Council of Deans of Health Scotland (CoDHS)
  • Fiona Coutts, Dean of the School of Health Sciences Queen Margaret University, Chair of the AHP Academic Heads Group
  • Alison Keir, Scottish Policy Officer, Royal College of Occupational Therapy, Chair of Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPfS)
  • Duncan Condie, Senior Funding Policy Officer, Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
  • Joan Pollard, Director of Allied Health Professions Dumfries and Galloway, Chair of Scottish Directors of AHPs (SDAHP)
  • Alastair Reid, National Allied Health Professions Workforce Lead, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)
  • Jamie Hunt, Education Manager, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Lyndsay Turner, Senior Programme and Policy Manager, Health and Social Care Workforce Planning and Development, Scottish Government
  • Rebecca Wright, Senior Policy Manager, Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer Regulation, Scottish Government
  • Alison Moore, Team Leader, Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Science Education, Scottish Government
  • Kim Lynch, Secretariat, Policy Officer, Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Science Education, Scottish Government
  • Abby Campbell, Secretariat, Policy Officer, Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Science Education, Scottish Government
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