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Research Forum for AHPs and AHP Research Network

CAHPR was created in 2014 by bringing together the Research Forum for Allied Health Professionals (RFAHP) and the Allied Health Professions Research Network (AHPRN), both of which had been in place for a number of years.

Research Forum for Allied Health Professionals (2000)

The RFAHP was established in November 2000, supported by the AHP federation, as a UK-wide organisation with representatives from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The overall vision of the RFAHP was to ensure that 'all AHP practice will be knowledge and evidence-based within a respected culture of high quality research’.

Allied Health Professions Research Network (2004)

The Allied Health Professions Research Network was created in response to interest from other professions in the National Physiotherapy Research Network (NPRN), a network which was created in 2004, through the collaboration of 4 Universities and the CSP.

Its vision was to create a network of nationwide hubs with expertise in facilitating research. In 2011 the NPRN was expanded to become inclusive of all AHPs with the revised aim to increase research capability and capacity within and between professions and thus became the AHPRN. In 2013 it had built up a network of 21 UK wide regional hubs.

Now, the AHPRN has come together with the Research Forum for Allied Health Professionals to create the Council for Allied Health Professions.

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