• Introduction

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    This resource aims to help you understand the role Allied Health Professionals (AHP) play in the support of social care and how you can collaborate with the professions 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.

    Please note Open Badges are also available to non-registrants of the SSSC (e.g. people interested in self-management; friends and family; unpaid carers; volunteers) and therefore can act as a preventative and early intervention support resource.





    We welcome all feedback, comments and ideas for the development of future AHP Open Badges. 

    Please get in touch:

    James Fulton - AHP Clinical Educator (Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership)

    james.fulton@nhs.scot


    • 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 the following link - https://www.careers.nhs.scot/explore-careers/allied-health-professions/





      • 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 the following link - https://www.bda.uk.com/about-dietetics/what-is-dietitian.html

        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.

        Click the image below to go to the badge.




        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.

        Click the image below to go to the badge.


        Acknowledgements

        Developed in collaboration with NHS Tayside’s Allied Health Professions Clinical Educators, we are grateful to NHS Tayside’s Nutrition and Dietetic Service for providing access to these learning materials.

         


        • Podiatry

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          What is Podiatry?

          Podiatry is the management of problems of the foot and lower limb.  It is a medical service offering care to those who have specific podiatry problems and/or medical conditions that can cause problems with the lower limb.  All NHS podiatrists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

          If you would like to learn more about what Podiatrists do then please click the following link - https://rcpod.org.uk/careers/what-is-a-podiatrist

          Podiatrist examining ankle and foot of female patient. Woman on crutches with plaster on leg consulting doctor with X ray.


          Open Badges


          Personal Care for Feet

          This Open Badge is intended for people in a variety of care settings and focuses on supportive foot care and monitoring to allow the provision of personal footcare needs for those not able to undertake this task for themselves.

          Click the image below to go to the badge.

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          CPR for Feet

          This Open Badge is intended for people in a variety of care settings and focuses on supportive foot care and monitoring for people who have a medical and / or foot condition which puts their feet at high risk of ulceration.

          Click the image below to go to the badge.

          Open Badge image for CPR for Feet



          Additional Useful Resources 

          Royal College of Podiatry

          Personal Footcare Education Session (NHS Tayside)

          Frame training modules - Diabetes Foot Screening – Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME)

          Personal Footcare webinar (youtube.com)

          CPR for Feet webinar (youtube.com)



          Acknowledgements

          The Personal Footcare and CPR for Feet Open Badges contain resources produced by Podiatry Services in NHS Fife, NHS Grampian and NHS Tayside.   Resources produced or commissioned by the Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) ; including the Diabetes Foot Risk and Management  Education (FRAME) and Personal Footcare Guidance are also included.  We acknowledge and thank all for their contribution. 

          • Physiotherapy

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            Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.

            Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness, or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice, providing personalised programmes to meet an individual’s need.

            At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

            You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. 

            Physiotherapists working within the NHS must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).



            Open Badges


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            Badge to come

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            Additional Useful Resources 

            Physiotherapy works for social care

            What is physiotherapy


            Acknowledgements


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