Who has a voice in healthcare? Moving on up for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs).

Who has a voice in healthcare? Moving on up for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs).

The presentation explores the results from a research study focused on the 14 professions classed as allied health professions (AHPs), in England. 27 participants from 8 AHP professions, across 10 focus groups, were interviewed. They were from English National Health Service- and council-run organisations. Thematic analysis highlighted the overarching themes of the importance of interprofessional leadership development, a structured AHP career pathway and AHP leaders at a strategic level. This was lacking in many organisations and contributed to a perceived lack of AHP voice. The participants identified barriers to development at an organisational and managerial level. They also identified actions to help develop AHPs. The presentation will outline these themes. Liberating structures will follow to explore how individuals can support colleagues to have a stronger voice in their own organisations.


The programme for Microsystem festival 2022 will be build around the five success factors for high performing clinical microsystems.

Each stream will be devoted to one of the success factors and it will comprise of a key-note, a few presentations of improvement work and cases and an international team work problem- solving challenge facilitated by a coach from Qulturum, Region Jönköping County.

At the festival, you will be given many opportunities to exchange experiences and ideas with people from all over the world. People, who share your passion for microsystems and quality improvement and who come to the festival because they believe in the power of Synergy and the importance of spreading Energy for change.