Allied Healthcare Professions Education and Workforce Policy Review: Advancing Practice Sub-Group

Information on the Allied Healthcare Professions Education and Workforce Policy Review: Advancing Practice Sub-Group.


Overview

The Advancing Practice Sub-Group will take forward specific actions identified by the National Strategic Oversight Group, specifically to explore issues around this theme. The outputs of this group will be used to form recommendations for the Allied Health Professions (AHP) Education and Workforce Policy Review.

The Programme for Government 2021 made a commitment to review Allied Health Professions 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 Advancing Practice Subgroup will take forward specific actions identified by the National Strategic Oversight Group, specifically to explore issues around this theme. The outputs of this group will be used to form recommendations for the AHP Education and Workforce Policy Review.

Members

  • Joan Pollard, Chair, Director of Allied Health Professions Dumfries and Galloway, Chair of Scottish Directors of AHPs (SDAHP)
  • Anne Wallace, Allied Health Professions Education Advisor, Scottish Government
  • Valerie Blair, AHP Programme Director, NHS Education for Scotland, (NES)
  • David Wylie, Associate Director NMAHP - Allied Health Professions, NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
  • Sara Smith, Head of the SHS Division, Queen Margaret University
  • Professor Helen Gallagher, Vice Dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Gillian MacLeod, National Advanced Practice & Non-Medical Prescribing Lead, at the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) Scottish Directors of AHPs (SDAHP)
  • Lynn Morrison, Lead for the Allied Health Professional Services, Aberdeen/ Deputy Director Allied Health Professions NHS Grampian. Scottish Directors of AHPs (SDAHP)
  • Alison Keir, Scottish Policy Officer, Royal College of Occupational Therapy, Chair of Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPfS)
  • Sara Conroy, Professional Adviser, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (Scotland) Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPfS)
  • Ruth Currie, Acting Head of Physiotherapy and Professional Lead NHS Lanarkshire, Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPfS)
  • Mhairi Brandon, Consultant AHP, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • 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
  • Sean Torrens, Secretariat, Policy Manager, Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Science Education, Scottish Government

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