Chief Allied Professions Officer Awards 2023

Closed 11 Jun 2023

Opened 9 May 2023


This year we will be holding our seventh annual Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards on the evening of the 12 October 2023.

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 give 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, Council for AHP Research, Greener NHS, NHS Race and Health Observatory, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, and this year one new sponsor joins us - Chief Nursing Information Officer.

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 category on our website.

An instruction pack for submitting a nomination for an award is available at the end of this page.

All submissions will be reviewed and scored by judges by the beginning of July. You will receive a notification about the outcome of your submission by the end August.

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