Allied Health Professionals


Allied Health Professionals are a family of specialist roles who use their knowledge and skills to help patients live the fullest lives possible. They work directly with patients, so they can see the difference they make every day. Allied Health Professionals play a vital part in treating, rehabilitating and improving the lives of patients.

Allied Health Professionals make up the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS. Studying to become an Allied Health Professional is very hands-on. You’ll help real patients as you earn your degree, and graduate ready to start a fulfilling career.

See the videos and case studies to find out more.


There are 15 Allied Health Professional roles, including physiotherapist, prosthetist and therapeutic radiographer. Use the links below to explore more about each of the Allied Health Professional roles on the Health Careers website run by Health Education England.

AHP Support Worker Career Development

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) play a crucial role in helping patients live their lives as fully as possible. Discover how you can begin and develop your AHP career in Greater Manchester.

The AHP Support Worker platform has been developed with the aim of promoting different career options and pathways available across the 15 Allied Health Professions.  This may be of interest to anyone in a health care support role, whatever the profession.

You can find out about the career pathways if you are considering training to become a registered professional or if you wish to develop your knowledge and skills so that you can be the best that you can be.  You can explore different courses and training opportunities available across Greater Manchester to support your career journey.  You can also see our library of case studies, helpful guides, toolkits and prospectuses to support your career journey.

Videos and case studies

A career in Radiotherapy

Life as a Diagnostic Radiographer

Life as a Therapeutic Radiographer

Further information

Virtual experience a day in the life of an Allied Health Professional

Learn more about Radiography