Allied Health Professionals Suffolk’s approval to become a social enterprise following a staff ‘Right to Request’ to the Department of Health (DH) was announced in November 2010 and the company has operated independently as a community interest company since July 2011.
Our aim and purpose as a staff led social enterprise is to provide high quality accessible health care at the point of need to help people return to optimal health and stay healthy, we work in partnership with our staff, patients and commissioners to develop a continually improving range of services to meet their needs effectively and efficiently. We provide an extended service to people with chronic back problems, run a ground breaking educational programme for people who may require joint replacements and are continually working with our NHS commissioning colleagues to develop new services around chronic pain management and other peripheral joint pathologies.
Our philosophy and our values are to ensure our patients needs are at the centre of everything we do by delivering evidence-based quality care and treatment. We have developed a responsive, needs-based service, focused on the delivery of individualised patient care that retains dignity and respect for all and in doing this we provide our staff with the means to maintain the highest standards of professional development. We act with pride and integrity; we are open and honest and enjoy our work.
This is AHPS' Quality account submission for 2018/19.