The RFAHP was established in November 2000 and is a UK wide organisation with representatives from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The overall vision of the RFAHP is to ensure that ‘All AHP practice will be knowledge and evidence-based within a respected culture of high quality research’.
The Research Forum for Allied Health Professions (RFAHP) currently comprises professional officers, members and alternate members from 10 Allied Health Professions regulated by the Health Professions’ Council. It represents approximately 130,000 practitioners working in the public, voluntary and private sectors throughout the United Kingdom.
We have 7 strategic aims and a work programme updated in October 2010. Professional officers and members meet quarterly to work towards the objectives. The workload is shared between all members who are supported by their own professional bodies.
The current chair of the RFAHP is Professor Kate Springett from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. The vice chair is Dr Judy Lawrence from the British Dietetics Association.
The RFAHP welcomes enquiries members of AHP bodies who are not currently represented. Please contact your professional officer or direct your enquiries to Professor Kate Springett email@example.com or Dr Judy Lawrence firstname.lastname@example.org.