Allied Health Professions Return to Practice

To practise all Allied Health Professions must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) in primary care comprise of a range distinct occupations including: dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and podiatrists.

If you have had a break from work and wish to return to practice you will need to rejoin the HCPC Register. To do this you will need to meet certain requirements, these may vary depending upon how long you have been out of practice.

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The Allied Health Professions form the third largest clinical workforce in health and social care in England. They work in health promotion to prevent accident or illness, they are active in treatment and rehabilitation and they promote self-help and independence. Find out more about a starting a career in the Allied Health Professions in primary care.