The West Yorkshire Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Faculty provides the infrastructure and leadership West Yorkshire AHP Faculty (7).pngin facilitating a system-wide approach across the Integrated Care System (ICS) and Integrated Care Board (IBC) with a focus on careers promotion, education, and training to secure the current supply, pipeline, and future growth of the AHP Workforce and AHP Support workforce.


The West Yorkshire Allied Health Professions Faculty sits within West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and provides leadership on education and workforce across the 15 individual AHP professions.

The 15 Allied Health Professions are:

  1. Art Therapists
  2. Drama Therapists
  3. Music Therapists
  4. Podiatrists
  5. Dietitians
  6. Occupational Therapists
  7. Operating department practitioners
  8. Orthotists
  9. Osteoptahs
  10. Paramedics
  11. Physiotherapists
  12. Prosthetists and orthotists
  13. Diagnostic Radiographers
  14. Therapeutic Radiographers
  15. Speech and Language Therapists

For more information about the different AHP’s please see our careers promotion website:

The Faculty is formed of a group of health, social care, private, independent, voluntary organisations, education and training providers and arm’s length bodies that formally work collaboratively to support and deliver the many workstreams co-ordinated by the AHP Faculty in ensuring our pipeline of AHP professionals and AHP Support Workers continue to thrive and grow.

The West Yorkshire AHP Faculty is dedicated to focusing on the development, equaity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and welfare of the AHP Professionals and AHP Support workers by supporting a system-wide approach to creating great working relationships and environments, building, and strengthening leadership opportunities, recruiting, developing, and retaining the AHPs and AHP Support workers needed to deliver optimum care to the people living across West Yorkshire.

Our aims

We aim to:

  • Provide an enabling space for AHPs to share expertise, collaborate and co-design to meet the needs of the system and West Yorkshire ICB priorities
  • Promote consistency in processes and opportunities across the system
  • Develop, champion, and share best practice, intelligence, and innovation
  • Identify different ways of working, new roles and championing the AHP workforce.


Find out more

If you would be interested in finding out more about the AHP Faculty, some of the work we lead on, our student projects and more, please take a look at our YouTube channel: