Allied Health Professionals Preceptorship Programme
5 4 Meet Patsy Fung, our Project Lead Meet our Oxleas AHP Preceptorship Leads Felicity Devereux • Qualified as a Podiatrist in Plymouth 2014 • Specialised in Community Wound Care • Felicity was the Student Clinical Educator Lead for Podiatry at Oxleas. “I have always had a passion to create a supportive placement for students; this role has built on the experience I’ve had working with students during their placement to now as Newly Qualified. I am so proud of this AHP specific Preceptorship Programme and what we have been able to achieve in London. I would love to see the NQP AHP community grow nationally.” Anna Gillespie • Qualified as an Occupational Therapist in London 2014 • Specialised in Forensic/ASD and Sensory Integration “It has been an absolute privilege to develop this programme and see so many AHPs succeed and thrive on the programme. It is an exciting time for AHPs within the workforce and this programme provides a supportive community to develop skills, network and build the foundations for their future careers. Looking forward to welcoming you all on the programme.” Hannah Tomkins • Qualified as a Physiotherapist in Bristol 2010 • Specialised in Adult Community MSK, Rehab and Admission Avoidance “Since working jointly to set up the AHP specific programme since 2018 in Oxleas, it has been a pleasure to see the benefits our Band 5 AHPs experience. I am very proud of the programme and how it allows our newly qualified practitioners access to support and a community of other AHPs. I am excited to see community grow and have more national coverage with a range of professionals.” • Qualified as an Occupational Therapist in Sydney, Australia, with extensive clinical and strategic leadership experience spanning 25 years • Trust Lead for Allied Health Professionals - AHP • Head of Profession - Occupational Therapy • Directorate Lead Occupational Therapist - Forensic and Prison • Joint Clinical Lead - South London Partnership (SLP) Assertive Rehabilitation Pathway (ARP) • Chair of the South East London AHP Council The idea of an Allied Health Profession Preceptorship Programme first came about in September 2017 when Oxleas devised a workforce retention plan for NHS England. It has been wonderful growing the idea from seed and seeing the impact it has had with bringing the five AHP groups together to collectively support our future workforce in their transition from ‘student’ to ‘accountable clinician’. This programme is thriving and goes from strength to strength. Our ambition is to ensure that every AHP graduate has access to high quality preceptorship support enabling them to flourish in their clinical career.