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North West AHP Workforce Improvement Collaborative

HEE’s North West AHP Network are delighted to launch our new workforce improvement collaborative.

Building on Chief AHP peer-assist sessions, this suite of facilitated action learning sets will support AHP workforce improvement priorities across the region.

AHP leaders taking part will be supported to take forward focused work or projects across their organisation or system through facilitated online action learning sets and peer-to-peer support.

The sets will provide a supportive environment for small groups to discuss, reflect and find solutions in a common area of interest, leading to:

  • Measurable benefits to services and patient care
  • Personal and leadership development
  • Improved health and wellbeing through time, space and support to focus on priorities
  • Collaboration across system and the region

Focused action

There are eight cohorts available, each focusing on a specific workforce priority. Each cohort will include 6 facilitated section learning sets lasting around 1 hour 30 minutes each. This is an exciting opportunity to support the AHP workforce across the region:

Action learning set (cohorts)

Start date (first set)


AHP placement innovation and expansion - FULL

Friday 30th Oct, 3pm - 4.30pm


AHP placement innovation and expansion - FULL

Wednesday 18th Nov, 3pm - 4.30pm 


Equality, diversity and inclusion

Tuesday 6th Nov, 10am - 11.30am


Equality, diversity and inclusion

Wednesday 18th Nov, 1 - 2.30pm


AHP support workforce

Wednesday 2nd Dec, 3.30pm - 5pm


AHP support workforce

Tuesday 8th Dec, 3.30pm - 5pm


Advancing practice (including first contact practitioners) - FULL 

Tuesday 15th Dec, 1.30pm - 3pm


Advancing practice (including first contact practitioners)

Friday 13th Jan, 1pm - 2.30pm

A full list of dates is available via this guide.

Who can apply

We are initially offering this opportunity to:

  • Chief AHPs or delegated organisational lead (all cohorts)
  • AHP faculty leads (all cohorts)
  • Heads of schools or delegated organisational lead (all cohorts)
  • Project leads for successful clinical placement expansion programme bids (cohorts 1 and 2)
  • AHP equality, diversity and inclusion leads (all cohorts)

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues across all cohorts.

How to apply

To apply for a place on one or more cohorts please complete this online application form

Deadlines for applications:

  • Friday 30th October for cohorts 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8

Places are limited and we will allocate across them as fairly as possible - please provide supporting information on the application form to support your application. 

For any questions please contact Sonia Davis, AHP Workforce Improvement Fellow (North West).