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On behalf of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for England, the North West AHP Network are producing and hosting regular summary resources for the allied health professions (AHP) workforce. These curate key published national guidance and updates in relation to COVID-19.

Rejoining England's healthcare workforce in winter 2021

In light of winter pressures and COVID-19 cases continuing to increase, there may be a requirement for more people to step forward and support workforce capacity during this time and in the coming months.

Individuals who have previously been on our Register and are interested in returning to practice, whether full time or through flexible schemes, can rejoin the workforce in England by contacting their Integrated Care System nominated link below.

When contacting the Integrated Care System nominated link, please provide the specific location or trust you would like to work in. They will be able to put your details forward to any local trusts that are seeking additional workforce.

North West

Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership Samantha Ross
Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership Joshua Baldwin
Lancashire & South Cumbria Health & Care Partnership

Penny Barker

Emma Higginson

Gary Pugh


To find out more about the Health & Care Professions Council's (HCPC) COVID-19 temporary register see COVID-19 Temporary Register | (

A literature scoping search completed by HEE here in the North West aims to support the question 'What (AHP) workforce do we need to effectively treat and support people with, and after, COVID-19?'.

This question was split into two searches (both attached):

  1. a) Literature discussing the workforce implications.
  2. b) Incidence and prevalence of key symptoms (physical, cognitive and psychological) and clinical presentation and health outcomes of COVID-19


Several literature searches have been completed on rehabilitation from a number of organisations:

Other areas

A number of literature searches have been produced by NHS Scotland, including:

Join and contribute to the COVID-19 Incident Response Forum for AHPs for wide ranging discussions and sharing on Covid-19, rehabilitation, testing, PPE, deployment, redeployment and more.

Get in touch with at NHS England and NHS Improvement for access.