When considering a career in healthcare, you may have thought that university study or an apprenticeship was your only option and that you may be restricted to working in registered roles such as a nurse, doctor, or one of our Allied Health Professional roles.
There are a whole range of roles in healthcare which provide essential support and care to patients, and their fellow colleagues.
These roles include support workers, senior support workers, assistants and assistant practitioners who work alongside the allied health professionals (AHPs). These staff members play a crucial role in delivering safe and effective care, influencing patient’s experiences, across a huge variety of services such as within the NHS including inpatient and community, social care, housing, education and voluntary services. Support staff can also work with individuals at every age, from babies and young children, adults and older age.
A day in the life of AHP Support Workers
Assistant Therapy Practitioner
For more information on AHP Support Worker roles, click here.
To learn about the different routes into AHP careers, click here.
The Care Certificate
The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and care professionals adhere to in their daily working life. To learn more about the the Care Certificate, click here.