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Motion ref. S6M-05922

Allied Health Professions Day 2022: Helping People Live Their Best Lives

Submitted by: Carol Mochan, South Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jackie Baillie, Claire Baker, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Sarah Boyack, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Mark Griffin, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Mackay, Michael Marra, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Emma Roddick, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba, Tess White, Beatrice Wishart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 3, 2022

That the Parliament notes that Allied Health Professions Day 2022 will be marked on 14 October; recognises what it sees as the important contribution that Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) make to the provision of health and social care in Scotland; understands that AHPs make up the third largest workforce in the NHS; commends these health professionals for their dedication at all times but particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic; understands that AHPs play an integral role in prehabilitation, early intervention, prevention and rehabilitation strategies to meet the needs of the South Scotland and wider Scottish population, and notes the view that further resource for AHPs is needed to fulfil their potential and meet the need for collaboration and diversity of skills in health and social care.