Across England, Allied Health Professions have co-created a vision of how, with collective action, our nation will be different if all AHPs are used effectively in the health, social and wider care system.

In England, AHPs comprise 12 professional groups; art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, physiotherapists, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, speech and language therapists.

However throughout the development of the mandate it has been recognised that there are other professional groups who regard themselves as allied to health. The mandate is inclusive and reflects how people work together in multi-professional teams. Those who align themselves to it and support it are encouraged to use the mandate’s findings it to continually improve and redesign services.

Our speakers will be sharing the details of how they went about creating this Mandate for Change by empowering people to be heard, and helping leaders to listen.

Please join the webinar if you would like to hear about how such collective engagement was achieved via crowdsourcing and how the mandate will support the delivery of the Five Year Forward View, through the Sustainability and Transformation Plans.

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About Our Speakers

peteDr Peter Thomond is the Managing Director and founder of Clever Together and a founder and Trustee of the charity SportInspired. He has worked with organisations across the world and holds a PhD from Cranfield University in the field of innovation and strategy. Today, Pete supports leaders to transform their outcomes from change and strategic planning, through staff, stakeholder and community engagement – i.e., well-managed open innovation. Given his passion for health and care, Pete likes to focus extensively on the UK healthcare systems and has been listed by the HSJ as a top innovator in the sector.


Dr Joanne Fillingham, PhD, is a Speech and Language Therapist. She qualified in 1998 and completed a PhD in 2005.

Since then she has worked in clinical and leadership roles across primary, community and secondary care settings at a local, regional and national level.  She joined NHS Improvement as the first Clinical Director for Allied Health Professions in December 2016 where she will provide expertise on how NHS Improvement can work to support trusts in the professional development of AHPs.

Joanne, (on Twitter as @jkfillingham) , is passionate about the harnessing the use of social media to transform care and co-founded @WeAHPs with @NaomiMcVey @HelenOwen3 and the support of #WeCommunities.