AHP, stands for allied health professions (AHP). In Wales, Allied Health Professions (or AHP for short) is a term we use to describe a group of 13 different healthcare professions.
Art, Music, and Drama Therapies
Operation Department Practitioner
Orthotists / Prosthetists
Speech & Language Therapy
Allied Health Professionals work on their own with patients to develop interactive therapies to aid recovery. They also work as part of a team, working closely with other professional roles with health and care teams. This might mean working with other AHPs or professionals such GPs, hospital doctors, teachers and/or social workers.
Each Allied Health Professional plays a different but equally valuable role in helping people to get better and to become mobile and independent again. They don't just work in hospitals, they work in clinics, care homes, prisons, people's homes, schools and colleges to name but few.
Whether you're interested in science, the arts or physical movement you're bound to find a role to suit you. Whichever profession you choose you'll be taking on roles which 'enable' and 'empower' people, making a big difference to people's lives. This means helping people to do things for themselves and to have control over what they do and want for themselves.