Allied Health Professions Scotland Consensus Statement on Quality Service Values

A consensus statement by the thirteen Allied Health Professions in Scotland on the minimum quality service values the people of Scotland can expect from Allied Health Professionals and Allied Health Professions service providers.


Allied Health Professionals will work within their professional and individual scope of practice.

Allied Health Professional services will provide individuals of appropriate skill and expertise to support all stages and level of need of the service user's journey.

Allied Health Professionals will provide services in a range of environments and situations and will seek to ensure that these are risk assessed and fit for purpose for all service users and staff.

Rationale: There should be no avoidable injury or harm to people from the services they receive. The health, safety and wellbeing of service users and staff should be paramount in the design and delivery of services.

Service users can expect Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to work ethically and within their scope of practice and level of competence. Service users can also expect AHPs to adhere to their professional code of conduct.

Service users can expect AHP services to be provided and/or facilitated by appropriately trained staff according to their level of need.

Service users can expect the AHPs to provide their services in safe and appropriate environments and to work in partnership with all service users to achieve this for all stages of the service user's journey.

Strategic Links:

  • Scottish Government Staff Governance Standard, 2012.
  • Patient Rights (Scotland) Act, 2011.
  • HCPC Standards of Proficiency.
  • Allied Health Professional Bodies Clinical Guidance and Standards.
  • Scottish Patient Safety Programme.
  • Local Authority Single Outcome Agreements.
  • Scottish Government Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, 2013.

2020 Vision Quality outcome - Services are safe.


Email: Julie Townsend

Back to top