Allied Health Professions Day 2021

Thursday 14 October is Allied Health Professions Day (#AHPsDay), when we celebrate, appreciate and recognise the extraordinary work of the AHP workforce.

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support allied health and rehabilitation professionals. Explore our full range via our website:

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Cifu, D X. Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 6th ed. 2021

Webster-Gandy J. Oxford handbook of nutrition and dietetics.  3rd ed. 2020


Duncan E A S. Foundations for practice in occupational therapy. 6th ed. 2020

Parkinson S. A guide to the formulation of plans and goals in occupational therapy. 2021

Cross J. Respiratory physiotherapy pocketbook: an on-call survival guide. 3rd ed. 2020

Lennon S. Neurological physiotherapy pocketbook. 2nd ed. 2018

Gandy J. Manual of dietetic practice. 6th ed. 2019

Geissler C. Human nutrition. 13th ed. 2017

Cummings L. Speech and language therapy: a primer. 2018

Stewart T. Stammering resources for adults and teenagers: integrating new evidence into clinical practice. 2021



Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Clinical Rehabilitation

International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Journal of Communication Disorders

Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of Physiotherapy



Evidence searches carried out for Allied Health Professionals

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

  • Paediatric physiotherapy in the community – round-up of recent high-level evidence
  • Special needs groups satisfaction with outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy services
  • Physiotherapy intervention in developmental coordination disorder in children
  • Occupational Therapy and Emotional Regulation
  • Activities to address differential attainment in nursing and allied health education
  • The best evidence relating to nutrition interventions and management in cancer care
  • Speech and language therapy for moderate stammering
  • The use of low tech paper based communication systems verses voice output communication aids


Web and other resources

Allied Health Professions

NHS England website exploring the potential and role of AHPs within the health, social and wider care system.  Discover and learn which professions make up the 14 varied AHP roles, including a brief summary of each.

Allied Health Professions

HEE website with links to networks and Allied Health Professionals tool.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

The British Association of Occupational Therapists is the professional body representing the diverse and thriving community of occupational therapy staff across the UK.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 57,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

The RCSLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.

BDA The Association of UK Dietitians

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce. It is a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of its members.