Contribution of allied health professionals to NHS care goes unrecorded

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 03 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6019
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The NHS lacks evidence to show whether the £2bn (€2.5bn; $3bn) it spent on allied health professionals (AHPs) in 2013 improved care quality, analysts have said.

The Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust said that AHPs were a growing part of the NHS workforce and were likely to deliver more care in future, often supporting people with long term conditions.

But Holly Dorning, a Nuffield research analyst, said, …

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