The AHP Career Fellowship Scheme exists to support learning and development opportunities for the benefit of the AHP workforce across NHSScotland.

The AHP Career Fellowship Scheme welcomes individual or team applications and is open from 10th April to 16th May 2012.

Guidance notes have been prepared to support the application process and Frequently Asked Questions have been produced to provide guidance on the Fellowship Scheme.

Further information on applying for funding can be found at Application Information.

The priority categories for 2012/13 continue to be AHP Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners. This includes prioritising applications from support staff as well as applications that will be for the direct benefit of support staff. Applications outwith the above categories will also be considered.

Following consultation with the NES Advisory Fora and members of the Career Fellowship Steering Group the following areas have been recommended as of high importance to NHSScotland.

Career Framework – level 2 support worker, level 3 senior support worker and level 4 assistant practitioners.
Skills including workforce analysis, measuring impact, research, service re-design, health promotion and communication
Care settings including early years services, dementia services, diabetes, dysphagia, chest and abdomen reporting, mental health in mainstream health settings, transitions for children moving to adult long term care services, supporting War Veterans experiencing complex trauma and need for prosthetics services, musculoskeletal advanced practice and delivering AHP services in the prison setting.
If you are considering applying for funding to undertake an HNC, further information regarding course content can be found at AHP Careers.

If you have any queries, please contact the AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme Project Team at ahp.fellowships@nes.scot.nhs.uk