Allied Health Professions

With over 2000 Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) working across services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, the AHP workforce is the third largest staff group across the Shadow Integrated Health and Care System (SYB ICS). The term ‘AHP’ is a broad one and
represents a number of highly skilled staff who work across a broad range of services, often acting as a crucial bridge for patients in their health and care journey. Given their links across all sectors, AHPs are vital to supporting and achieving the overall ambition of the SYB ICS to give people the best possible start in life, with the support to stay healthy and live well for

An AHP strategy for Health and Care Working Together in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (the SYB ICS) has been developed through work with all partners and a broad cross-section of AHPs. The strategy describes how the AHP workforce will work collectively to ensure all services – across community, primary and secondary care – are utilising the skills and capability of AHPs in the best possible way to meet the needs of our patients, which in turn,
will support the streamlining of services, reduce duplication and variation and provide innovative and integrated solutions for demand in other areas of our health and care system. This will be at both a local (Place) and a regional level. Read the Strategy here.

Plans are underway to establish an AHP Council (the draft Terms of Reference of which can be seen here) as an advisory group to drive the aims of improving the health and wellbeing of the region, supporting primary and secondary care, working across boundaries and delivering evidence based best practice solutions. The AHP Council, who will link in with the Collaborative Partnership Board of the ICS, will provide valuable perspective and expertise to influence the development of new models of care.

The AHP workforce is a key enabler to support the SYB ICS to achieve its vision and transformation in health and care.

This strategy will be launched in draft to 150 AHPs from the region on Thursday 26 April 2018. The agenda for the launch event can be found here.

Read more about NHS England's vision for using AHP's nationwide to transform health and care here.

Download the draft South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw AHP strategy here.

AHP Council








Suzanne Bolam



Head of Therapies



Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHSFT


Roger Watson

Deputy Clinical Director (Paramedic)

East Midlands Ambulance Service

Dave Johnson

Interim Head of the Department of Allied Health Professions.


Sheffield Hallam University


Sara Elliott


Deputy Superintendent Radiographer

(Diagnostic Radiographer)

Interim Associate Director

Division of Pharmacy

Sheffield Children's NHSFT

Liz Copley

Consultant Occupational Therapist

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHSFT

Patricia Cowell (Professor)

Head of Human Communication Sciences

(Speech & Language Therapist)

University of Sheffield


Julie Edwards

Director of Allied Health Professions

(Occupational Therapist)

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHSFT

Lucy Smith

Head of Therapy Services


Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHSFT

Jane Kingsley



Head of Dietetics



Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Ursula MacFarlane



Occupational Therapy Service  Manager

(Occupational Therapist)

Barnsley Hospital NHSFT


Bob Senior



Allied Health Professionals Business Manager


South West FT (SWIFT)


Diane Simpson




Professional Lead Therapies and Dietetics



Rotherham NHS FT

Jackie Cole



Divisional Commander (Paramedic)


Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)

Amanda Greenhalgh


Principal Strategic Occupational Therapist

(Occupational Therapist)

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council



Dr Della Money

Associate Director for Allied Health Professions (SLT)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust












Graham Moore






Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Dave Threlfall




Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Cora Turner



Occupational Therapist



Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS FT

Julie Nightingale



Professor  of Diagnostic Imaging


Sheffield Hallam University



Helen Davis


Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

University of Sheffield


Hannah Godfrey


Lead Art Therapist


Sheffield Health & Social Care NHSFT

Rebecca Sheldon

Occupational Therapy

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHST

Karen Glencross


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Ashlie Wright


Barnsley Acute Trust

Sharon Sweeting


South West FT (SWIFT)


Mark Buckley


Rotherham FT



Andrew Hodge

Consultant Paramedic

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)

Greg Cox




East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)


Sara Daws


Occupational Therapist


Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council


Suzanne Avington

Associate Director for Allied Health Professions (Physiotherapist?  )

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust








Mike Curtis

Local Director, Health Education England working across Yorkshire & the Humber

Health Education England

Don Valley House

Professor Des Breen

Medical Director


South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

Linda Crofts

Workforce Transformation Lead

Health Education England

David Marsden

Allied Health Professions Workforce Lead and Programme Manager

Clinical Advisory Team, Health Education England  Manchester

Louise Berwick

Programme Manager

Primary Care Workforce Hub

Sophie Jones

Communications Manager

South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Shadow Integrated Care System

Heather Jackson

Clinical Lead MSK Physiotherapy & Practitioner Services / Orthopaedic CATS


Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHSFT


Rachel Smith

Integrated Pathway Manager for ARC & Active Programmes and Head of Physiotherapy

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust






Email address & Contact Number

Hazel Brand


Citizen Rep



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