Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards 2018

Closes 29 Mar 2018

Opened 5 Feb 2018


The Chief Allied Health Professions Officers Awards highlight and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by allied health professionals (AHPs) to improving health, care and wellbeing for patients and communities.

This is the second year of the awards. We have reviewed the categories and processes from last year and are pleased to be able to increase the number of awards on offer this year from five to six, with an overall winner chosen by the Chief AHP Officer.

We are grateful that again this year we are able to partner with arm's length bodies to provide shadowing and mentorship opportunities for the winners.  Our Arm's Length Body partners are NHS Employers, Public Health England (PHE), NHS Digital, NHS Improvement, Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The award categories for 2018 are:

  • AHP Student innovation (NHS Employers)
  • AHP Support Worker of the Year (PHE)
  • AHP Digital Practice (NHS Digital)
  • AHP Quality Improvement (NHS Improvement)
  • AHP Leader (HEE)
  • NICE into Action (NICE)

Nominations are welcomed from:

  • AHPs and AHP services working in publicly funded health, care and wellbeing services in England; including NHS, NHS-funded services, local authority, social care, leisure, and housing.
  • Projects that were active in 2017.

Guidance for submission along with the scoring criteria can be downloaded here:


  • Anyone from any background


  • Any Interest