House of Commons
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST BOARDS
EDM #2115
Tabled 27 February 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House shares the view of the Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF) that greater diversity of talent in leadership posts in hospitals can boost multi-disciplinary working, reduce pressure on emergency departments and hence improve outcomes for patients; agrees with the AHPF that the rules governing NHS Foundation Trust hospitals which limit Medical Director roles to doctors and Nursing Director roles to nurses are outdated and exclude over 150,000 Allied Health Professionals from these leadership roles; and urges the Government to remove this unnecessary restriction in law, and broaden its diversity of talent in senior roles.