Chief Allied Professions Officer Awards 2022

Closed 19 Jun 2022

Opened 9 May 2022


This year we will be holding our sixth annual Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards on the evening of the 13 October 2022.

CAHPO Award nominations can be made for all members of the Allied Health Professions (AHP) Community, including support workers, assistant practitioners, registered professionals, pre-registration apprentices and students. Nominations can be made by their peers or by themselves, to receive recognition for their personal contributions towards delivery of exceptional care for patients. We continue to be impressed and inspired by AHPs in practice for their dedication, innovation and leadership. The awards also promote adoption and dissemination of good practice being delivered by nominated AHPs and gives teams the chance to review their work and look at the impact they have made to services.

AHPs are the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS. The awards provide an opportunity to highlight the incredible work being carried out by AHPs and demonstrate the vital role they play in delivering the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

We are grateful that again, we are able to deliver the awards in partnership with Council of Deans Of Health, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Health Education England, National Institute of Health and Social Care (NIHR), Council for AHP Research (CAHPR) and this year, two new sponsor organisations join us - Greener NHS and the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

Award categories include:

  • AHP Leadership for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion award
  • AHP Research impact award
  • AHP Digital practice award
  • AHP Workforce transformation award
  • AHP Creative provision of placements award
  • AHP Public health champion award
  • AHP Innovation and improvement within Integrated Care Systems award
  • Greener AHP Award 

You can find out more about each award catgeory here on our website:

All submissions will be reviewed and scored by judges between the 20 June and the 22 July 2022. You will receive a notification about the outcome of your submission between the 25 July and the 14 August 2022.

We look forward to reading your submissions! 


  • Paramedics
  • Art therapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupation therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthesists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Allied health professionals
  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • NHS trusts


  • Any Interest