We are very grateful for the support of the following sponsors and organisations:

FPH logo 2747Faculty of Public Health

The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is committed to improving and protecting people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Our vision is for better health for all, where people are able to achieve their fullest potential for a healthy, fulfilling life through a fair and equitable society. We work to promote understanding of public health issues and to drive improvements in public health policy and practice. With over 3,900 members and associates we work to develop knowledge and understanding, and to promote excellence in the field of public health across allied health professionals and the entire public health workforce. www.fph.org.uk



Public Health England

PHE exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. It does this through advocacy, partnerships, world-class science, knowledge and intelligence, and the delivery of specialist public health services. PHE is an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. For more information on PHE visit www.gov.uk/phe or follow us on Twitter @PHE_uk.


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NHS Employers is the recognised voice of employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first. We help employers make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues, provide the latest workforce thinking and expert opinion, and share knowledge and best practice. Our comprehensive range of guidance encourages positive change among the NHS workforce to provide the best service for patients, and is easily accessible via our high profile campaigns and resources.  www.nhsemployers.org @NHSEmployers


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The Scottish Government

The devolved Government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport. Our purpose is to focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth. www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/health


Guardian Jobs

Guardian Jobs uses innovative audience targeting that allows recruiters to capitalise on the Guardian’s huge online reach. We connect your vacancies to relevant, high quality candidates within the health sector (including 369,000 monthly browsers of our healthcare network, a dedicated editorial space for news, comment and analysis). Tell us your challenge today, email steven.norris@theguardian.com or call 020 3353 2085


NEW LogoDepartment of Health 

The Department of Health, established by the Departments Act (NI) 2016, encompasses the functions of the former Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS). The Department has three main business responsibilities: Health and Social Care (HSC), which includes policy and legislation for hospitals, family practitioner services and community health and personal social services; Public Health, which covers policy, legislation and administrative action to promote and protect the health and well-being of the population; and Public Safety, which  covers policy and legislation for fire and rescue services. www.health-ni.gov.uk



Viapath is a unique partnership of clinical, scientific and operational expertise, with a mission to transform pathology services in the UK with state of the art tests to support clinicians to create better treatments and outcomes for their patients. The strategy of the organisation is to provide best practice tests across all pathology disciplines to hospitals, GPs and research organisations. Viapath is majority owned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The integration of clinician, scientist and laboratory is central to our philosophy . Viapath has created an Innovation Academy to foster a dynamic, forward-looking culture. Its aim is to foster new and better ways to provision high-volume pathology as well as specialist reference testing.


  The Welsh Government

The Welsh Government’s areas of responsibility include the economy, health, education, and  local government in Wales. Welsh Ministers make decisions which affect people’s daily lives, develop and implement policy, make subordinate legislation such as regulations and statutory guidance and propose Assembly Measures (Welsh laws). www.new.wales.gov.uk



Macmillan Cancer Support

We’re here to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws their way, we’re right there with them, whether it’s through our support line, our information and support centres or our information booklets.

And our Online Community is a space for people to talk to others who understand what they’re going through.

We also work together with healthcare professionals like you to offer opportunities to develop and learn so you can keep providing the best treatment and support.

For more information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk/patientsupport


Institute of Biomedical Science

With over 20,000 members in over 30 countries, the Institute of Biomedical Science is the leading professional body for biomedical scientists, support staff and students. For over 100 years we have been dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science within all aspects of healthcare, and providing the highest standards of service to patients and the public. By supporting our members in their practice of biomedical science we set quality standards for the profession through: training, education, assessments, examinations and continuous professional development.



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Chroma is the UK’s leading national provider of specialist arts therapy, using music, drama and visual arts to help people of all ages facing issues ranging from neurological damage such as dementia through to emotional and social problems. Chroma’s partners include private and NHS healthcare, local authorities and education establishments. Chroma has strong links with leading arts therapy organisations and research universities across the world, often acting as a leader in bringing evidence-based techniques, such as Neurologic Music Therapy to a wider cohort of patients. Chroma were a 2017 Advancing Healthcare Award winner and a category sponsor in 2018. www.wearechroma.com


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Chamberlain Dunn Learning (formerly GateHouse), with over 20 years experience, delivers bespoke learning and development programmes to public and third sector organisations and specialises in management, leadership, personal skills, finance and budgets, and project management. Its 20 strong faculty of course leaders and associates are all highly experienced in these sectors. www.ChamberlainDunnLearning.co.uk



Allied Health Solutions  

Allied Health Solutions works with clinical and non-clinical staff providing health and care services to enable them to reach their potential. The scope of the activities is primarily, although not exclusively, in the public sector: health and care services; arm’s length bodies, professional bodies and Higher Education Institutions.

  • Significant experience as clinicians, leading and delivering clinical services, and leading workforce development at a local, national and international level.
  • Expertise in providing academic and educational advice, clinical leadership, and leading and managing clinical service improvement across a range of organisations.
  • In depth knowledge of the provision in the healthcare and educational sector

To find out more visit www.alliedhealthsolutions.co.uk


The Society of Radiographers  

The Society and College of Radiographers is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the radiographic workforce. We are a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members. Founded in 1920, we are one of the oldest and most experienced radiography organisations in the world. Membership is open to anyone working in clinical imaging, radiotherapy and oncology throughout the world. We represent the whole of the radiographic workforce – practitioners, assistant practitioners, support workers and student radiographers.



The College of Podiatry

The College of Podiatry is the leading professional body for podiatrists in the UK and promotes foot health research, education and public awareness. The College represents podiatrists across Northern Ireland and the UK through awareness raising, political engagement and forging close working relationships with stakeholders within and beyond the health sector. The College seeks  to ensure the public has access to high quality foot care delivered by qualified and regulated professionals.



Academy for Healthcare Science 

The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) brings together the UK’s diverse and specialised scientific community who work across the health and care system and the academic sector to speak with one clear voice. The Academy’s exists to:

  • Provide one clear voice for healthcare science
  • Influence and inform the health and care system on healthcare science and scientific services
  • Provide engagement and support for wider strategic scientific initiatives
  • Act as the overarching body for issues related to education, training and development, including standards and quality assurance.