HEE launches AHP research and innovation strategy

Health Education England (HEE) will reveal a roadmap for embedding research in AHPs’ everyday practice at a breakfast broadcast on Wednesday.

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The AHP research and innovation strategy will be launched on Zoom on 26 January from 9.30am-10.15am.

This strategy will set out a bold vision to support and accelerate the research and innovation agenda for all the allied health disciplines and will provide a framework to drive transformational impact for AHP research and innovation, specifically for enhanced visibility, reputation, influence and impact on services.

The strategy was developed with input from the research leads of the 14 Allied Health professional associations including CSP and its professional network the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).

CAHPR coordinator Claire Cowley said: ‘The physiotherapy career pathway is based on the four pillars of practice, with research being the one where we can demonstrate the quality, safety, productivity and value for money of our services.’

It comes down to improving services in real-life practice, and does not have to be purely academic, so we all have a part to play in becoming more research active.

A spokesperson for HEE said, ‘The strategy encompasses building capacity (engagement in the research & innovation environment across the wider workforce) and capability (access to research & innovation roles and career routes). It also addresses the significance of context (linking to systems, processes and infrastructure at all levels from local up to national) and culture (perceptions and expectations of professional roles in relation to research and innovation).

Each of these four aspects are inter-dependent and are all essential to achieve transformational impact and sustainable change.’

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