This AHP health and work report was developed with the specific expertise of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and College of Podiatry.
A growing body of evidence shows that on the whole, work is good for physical health, mental health and wellbeing. People do not need to be 100% fit to engage with work and it is a key goal of all Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to enable people to safely remain in or return to work wherever possible.
AHPs play a central role in helping people to return to work and to manage their own health and wellbeing. AHPs assess functional difficulties in both the clinical and work-place settings in order to provide the most appropriate solutions for long-term benefit.
Although the report is badged Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF) and available for use by any suitably qualified, competent and experienced members of the professional bodies, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry are recognised as the most likely to use this report to support people to remain in or return to work.
Before using the form, you must read the guidance on completion, to ensure that your outputs are correct and digitally authenticated.
AHP Health and Work Report e-learning module
The e-learning module has been developed by ACPOHE (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics) with funding from the CSP Professional Network Fund. Many physiotherapists want to increase their skills and confidence to competently complete the AHP Health and Work Report.
This training tool demystifies what is expected of physiotherapists when completing the AHP Health and Work Report and provides tools and advice on how a physiotherapist can have a useful work conversation and how to facilitate communication between the worker and their employer.
The e-learning will help to empower physiotherapists, especially those in a First Contact Physiotherapy role, to confidently use the report. It can be accessed via the CSP Learning Hub VLE (virtual learning environment) and is within the Career Tools section.