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Empowering AHPs in public health

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Empowering AHPs in public
health
Linda Hindle, Allied Health Professions Lead
Follow me on twitter @hindlelinda
Format
• Why the time is right for AHPs to feel empowered about
public health
• Our collective ambition for public health
• How this is being supported at a national level
• What is required locally
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AHPs Autumn
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AHPs Autumn
AHPs Autumn
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Empowering AHPs in public health
PH leaders see
potential of
AHPs
Commissioning
for prevention
Policy shift
towards
prevention
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AHPs Autumn
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Professional
bodies support
shift
Academics are
preparing
workforce
The time is right for AHPs and public health
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AHPs have agreed to rise to the challenge
Our Ambition
‘To be recognised as an
integral part of the public
health system’
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Empowerment to achieve our ambition
National
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Local
National Focus
1. Engage and attract AHPs to public health
2. Sell AHP contribution to commissioners and service
planners
3. Increase public health component of training
4. Improve communication
5. Focus our collective efforts to make a visible impact
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AHPs Autumn
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Agreed Priorities
Children ready for school / early years (language development, nutrition,
physical skills, emotional development, vision)
Making every contact count (particular emphasis on obesity, physical activity,
smoking and alcohol)
Improving health for older adults (nutrition, falls, maintaining independence,
dementia, social isolation, mobility)
Emotional wellbeing (achieving parity of esteem of emotional wellbeing in
line with physical health, holistic care)
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AHPs Autumn
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Alignment of AHP public health priorities to
PHE’s 7 priorities
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AHPs Autumn
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PHE AHP Project Boards
•
Clarity about current AHP contribution
•
Increasing strategic connections
•
What could we do more at scale
•
How we measure our impact
•
How we communicate our public health role within our professions
•
Communicating our role to wider stakeholders
•
Influencing research
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AHPs Autumn
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Local Focus
Promote what you
do already
Develop
conversations
about public
health with
decision makers
Support the
priorities
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AHPs Autumn
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Can you do more
Evaluate and
write up what
you do
How – understand local priorities and
pressures
•
Sources of information - Joint strategic needs assessment, health and
wellbeing board strategy, CCG delivery plans, DPH annual report, Health
scrutiny committee reports, Health Board Plans
•
Follow local organisations and leaders on twitter
•
Sit in on Health and Wellbeing Board meetings
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AHPs Autumn
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How – understand local priorities and
pressures
•
Sources of information - Joint strategic needs assessment, health and
wellbeing board strategy, CCG delivery plans, DPH annual report, Health
scrutiny committee reports, Health Board Plans
•
Follow local organisations and leaders on twitter
•
Sit in on Health and Wellbeing Board meetings
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AHPs Autumn
2014 2014
How – Can you do more?
•
Seek and take opportunities
•
Plan for the future
•
Don’t assume your contribution is obvious
•
Use examples of good practice from elsewhere
•
Focus on re-design rather than just new money
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AHPs Autumn
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How -Measure your impact
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Take time to plan evaluation
•
Do short term data collection if necessary
•
Partner with universities
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AHPs Autumn
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How – develop conversations with decision
makers
•
Be helpful – solutions not problems
•
Don’t assume those in leadership positions have all the answers
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Develop your elevator pitch
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Raise your profile and make connections via social media
•
Attend networking opportunities
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AHPs Autumn
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How – promote what you do already
•
Most AHPs are already doing public health
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Take the time to write up what you do - this will have many uses
•
Don’t assume everyone else is doing what you are doing / ‘it’s not good
enough’
•
Apply for awards
•
Liaise with your communications teams so they have your good news
stories
•
Share your work via twitter
•
Join in the next DH/PHE week of action
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AHPs Autumn
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Thank-you
Linda Hindle
linda.hindle@phe.gov.uk
@hindlelinda
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