Allied Health Professionals are the third largest workforce in the NHS, made up of many and varied roles. AHPs’ Day is an opportunity for our amazing AHPs to come together and celebrate the work they do to and the impact they have on the health and wellbeing of their patients.

This year, we asked our AHPs in Dorset to tell us what inspires them about their role, what there is to celebrate about being part of the AHP family, and why people should join the profession. We then compiled the comments to showcase just what makes AHPs such special and valuable members of the NHS.

Hilary Hall, Dorset ICS AHP Lead, said: “2021 has proven to be another demanding year, but once again Dorset AHPs have shown true spirit and commitment in all professions across all sectors.

“It has been a privilege to read these inspiring comments and it is apparent there is much to celebrate about being an AHP in Dorset in spite of the challenges we all face. AHPs have shown flexibility and innovation in adapting their services in response to the pandemic, always putting the service user paramount in their considerations.

“These comments are a humbling reminder of why we all strive to improve the lives of Dorset residents, and we are lucky to work with such compassionate and dedicated colleagues.”

If you would like to read this year’s comments, the document is available to view and download here on the CCG website.