It has been calculated that we need 27,000 more AHPs (Allied Health Professionals) in England over the next 4 years. To deliver on the supply agenda, HEE (Health Education England) are working collaboratively across professions and professional bodies, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), the Council of Deans, Office for Students and with regulators to share learning and to build ambition. The majority of AHPs qualify through pre-registration education, however, many areas of the country have greater challenges in recruiting the AHPs they need.
It is widely recognised that the ‘grow your own’ approach is valuable to attract, train and recruit people local to the respective organisation and to improve the diversity of those trained. Apprenticeships by their nature will do just this, so are important in our approach to improving AHP workforce supply and sustainably.
To support the ambition and growth of AHP apprenticeships, Health Education England have created two quick access guides: