Nursing and AHP Strategy Launched

Following Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trusts (DIHC) October (2022) Board meeting, and to coincide with Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Day, the Trust’s first Nursing and Allied Health Professional (AHP) strategy has been released.

Co-produced by clinical teams, and with input from professionals across the Trust, this strategy sets out DIHC’s vision in these areas for 2022 – 2024.

Outlining the fundamentals of nursing and recognising that clinical staff within wider Primary Care services, this piece of work will set the scene for more innovation within DIHC, expanding the opportunities for our Nurses, AHPs, and other frontline clinical support services to contribute to areas including audit and research.  It will also provide a foundation for our teams to develop skills for system leadership.

The strategy is aligned with the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s national three-point strategy which was designed to enable nurses to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan as well as the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Strategy for England.

Sue Nicholls, Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Quality said:

“We are dedicated to ensuring that we provide outstanding care that our people and service users would recommend to their friends and family. This strategy outlines these standards of care and professionalism.

“I would like to thank our Nursing and AHPs colleagues who dedicated their time and energy to develop this strategy and ensured that our organisational culture and values are entrenched within our aspirations and our commitments”

Zoe Dixon, DIHC Professional Lead for Allied Health Professions and Clinical Support Services said:

“AHPs are the third largest clinical workforce, with significant opportunities to support the delivery of the NHS Long-Term Plan.

“Both the release of this strategy and the celebration of AHPs’ Day, provide us with an opportunity for AHPs to come together and showcase to others the impact they make on the delivery of high-quality care.”

Click here to read Trust’s first Nursing and Allied Health Professions (AHP) strategy