Celebrating our Allied Health Professions (AHPs) colleagues

Date: 14 October 2022

AHP Day News

Today (Friday 14 October) we join our Allied Health Professions (AHPs) colleagues in celebrating #AHPsDay.

As the third largest workforce in the NHS, AHPs contribute to high quality care and better outcomes for the people and populations they serve.

Here at the Trust, we have colleagues working in five of the 14 professions: diagnostic radiographers, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners and physiotherapists.

Omotara Osanyinro recently moved to the UK and is a rotational occupational therapist in our surgical therapy team.

“I love being an occupational therapist as it helps my patients live their lives to the fullest through using my learning and skills.”

Danielle Astirbadi is one of our amazing radiographers here at the Trust.

"Being a radiographer is an exciting profession as no two days are the same and I love being a part of a patient's pathway for diagnosis and treatment."

Sarah Bernasko is one of our physiotherapists and a Therapies Practice Placement Lead.

“My role allows me to shape and influence physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dietician students' experiences in clinical settings.

“As you can imagine, my day is always different and filled with exciting opportunities, such as representing the therapy department at higher education events or supporting students with queries or teaching.”

Olly Howard is our early assessment dietitian.

“I love being an advocate for patient nutrition and supporting staff to help our patients during their most vulnerable times.

“Being a dietitian is great because you are never sure what you are going to see when you come into work in the morning and that makes for a very varied and exciting job!”

Find out more about the allied health professions.

  • Summary:

    Read about some of the Allied Health Professions that work here Medway NHS Foundation Trust.