The North West AHP Workforce Council acts as a strategic reference group that focuses on a range of issues to support the allied health professions workforce and wider workforce transformation. It provides Health Education England’s North West Team and other stakeholders with advice on workforce development and education commissioning in relation to AHPs.

The Council includes representatives from the North West AHP Network, including members from NHS provider and commissioning organisations, higher education institutes (HEIs) and strategic leads from Health Education England’s North West Team.

See Terms of Reference for further information.

North West AHP Workforce Council: Membership under STP areas

The membership of the North West AHP Workforce Council according to Sustainability and Transformation Partnership/plans (STP) area.

It is important to note that to date membership of the council has been planned on a North West rather than STP footprint, according to roles as follows:

1. AHP leadership posts in acute and community provider organisations - covering adults, mental health and paediatrics (6 places).
2. Single profession leadership posts where not represented by AHP leadership representatives (or for smaller professions - 5 places).
3. Paramedic, North West Ambulance service (1 place).
4. Commissioner with AHP background (3 places - 1 place per STP).
5. HEIs (3 places - 1 per STP).
6. Early career AHP (1 place).
7. Private/independent (for AHPs who work predominantly in private practice e.g. Osteopath,1 place).
8. Social Care (1 place).
9. Regional roles (North West AHP Workforce Lead - 1 place).

Lancashire and South Cumbria

1. Helen Clements, Professional Lead for Therapeutic Radiography and Radiotherapy Service Manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
2. Alison Turner, Directorate Lead for AHPs, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
3. Janet Folland, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
4. Patsy Probert, Associate Director for AHPs and Patient Experience, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
5. Victoria Bateman, Prosthetic Professional Lead, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
6. Kate Jackson, Commissioning Manager, NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group
7. Janette Grey, Director of Academic Development, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire

Greater Manchester

1. Elizabeth Birchall, Director of Healthcare Professions, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
2. Heidi Denham, Professional Lead for Orthoptics, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
3. Moira Dixon, Acting AHP Divisional Director for Workforce Development, Children’s AHP Directorate Manager for Dietetics and Speech Therapy and Professional Lead for Paediatric Dietetics, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
4. Joanne Street, Acting Divisional Director of Operations, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
5. Elaine Quick, Imaging Strategy Lead, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
6. Professor Alison Chambers, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
7. David Marsden, AHP Workforce Lead, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
8. Vacant, Clinical Commissioning Group

Cheshire and Merseyside

1. Hazel Hendriksen, Corporate Assistant Clinical Director, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
2. Dr Heulwen Sheldrick, Principal Speech and Language Therapist, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
3. Liz Roden, Divisional Director of AHPs, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
4. Denise Prescott, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Educational Development and Support, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool
5. Vacant, Clinical Commissioning Group

Pan-North West

1. Mark Hellaby, North West Simulation Education Network Manager and Operating Department Practitioner, Health Education England’s North West Team
2. Naomi McVey, AHP Workforce Lead, Health Education England’s North West Team
3. Vacant, Paramedic
4. Vacant, Private/Independent
5. Vacant, Early career AHP