Today is AHPs Day, an opportunity for us to celebrate all the work AHPs do to help improve the health and wellbeing of the Scottish population and to look at opportunities going forward.
Following on from Scotlands National Delivery Plan for AHPs in Scotland , the Active and Independent Living Programme (AILP) supports early intervention and prevention across a wide range of clinical settings and we are starting to see real improvements and new ways of working.
AILP looks across the entire lifespan and seeks to demonstrate where AHPs can have the greatest impact. The intergenerational cycle is key to reducing the health inequalities gap and changing our pattern of health needs.
We need to consider how we embed this and enable it to become an integral part of the strategic and policy priorities for Scotland in the future.
The Programme for Government has set out the need for a National Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategy and further development of transforming roles; what should this look like for AHPs ?
Primary Care Reform seeks to develop the community MDT, enabling and empowering people to see the right person at the right time. Our workforce needs to develop and change to meet these and other demands; in what ways could we do this ?
We know that AHPs are key to the delivery of early supportive self-management and prevention, the Life Curve data will be invaluable to inform our work planning and will link closely with the UK AHP Public Health Strategy we are developing across the 4 UK countries.
So I hope you can join me this evening for our Twitter chat from 7- 8 pm. If you can’t then please add in your thoughts and ideas at any time, just use the hashtag #AHPsDayScot or comment below.
Look forward to chatting with you.
Interim Chief Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government