• Introduction

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    This resource aims to help you understand the role Allied Health Professionals play in the support of social care and how you can collaborate with them efficiently to provide the best possible outcome for the people you care for. You will learn about the different professions and be able to apply for relevant Open Badges.

    • Who are Allied Health Professionals

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      Allied health professionals are the third largest clinical workforce in Scotland. 

      AHPs assess, diagnose, and treat people of all ages to enhance their health, wellbeing, and quality of life. AHPs also signpost people to other services to help them access additional care and support they may need.

      In this learning resource you will find information and training related to some of these professions.

      If you would like more information about each of the professions please click here.

      • Nutrition and Dietetics

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        Who are Dietitians?

        Dietitians provide practical advice about nutrition and diet using the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, fitness, and disease. They help people of all ages make appropriate food and lifestyle choices.

        Dietitians are the only qualified healthcare professionals that assess, diagnose, and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level.

        To work in the NHS, dietitians must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

        If you would like to learn more about what Dietitians do then please click here.

        In this section you will find links to Open Badges that will help you to support people with their nutritional care.

        Open Badges

        Nutrition in Care Settings - Food Fortification

        This Open Badge is designed to equip you with practical skills to combat malnutrition.

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        Nutrition in Care Settings - Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)

        This Open Badge focuses on the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST).

        The use of MUST is crucial in identifying risk of malnutrition in adults and subsequent person-centred care planning.

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