Inspiring the next generation of allied health professions

The Wow Show – showcasing AHP careers to young people

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Health Education England is working with NHS Health Careers and The WOW show to inspire the next generation of allied health professions (AHPs) in a live broadcast of the WOW show on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 10am – you can see a preview to the show here.

This fast-moving interactive online magazine show will showcase the full range of AHP professions, including Operating Department Practice, to encourage interest in AHP careers.

It will be watched live by 100s of school children up and down the country and be available on demand for use in schools and at home immediately after the show airs.

Two previous shows, featuring art therapy, speech and language therapy, OT and orthoptics in a learning disability setting and therapeutic radiography and prosthetics & orthotics careers, have been the most watched Wow Shows on-demand videos and are still being viewed regularly.

The WOW show also has resources and lessons plans to support teachers and careers advisors.

To support the supply of the next generation AHP workforce, HEE are also working with Inspiring the Future where you can sign up as an NHS ambassador.

Why not sign up at and offer a small amount of your time to talk to local schools and colleges about AHP careers?

Please share and retweet the WOW resources on twitter using the hashtag #ahpcareers

AHPs will be vital to the delivery of the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan – read more in Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for NHS England’s latest blog.