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Technical Instructors (Support workers)

Across all the allied health professions, support workers make a significant contribution for service-users and service delivery.

The support workforce is defined as qualified but unregistered staff that provide care and support for patients and clients, working under supervision and within agreed guidelines and protocols.

In the NHS they are typically employed in Agenda for Change bands 2, 3 and 4. Support workers should be able to work at the top of their scope of practice safely and effectively, be integrated into teams, and be able to progress their careers.

AHP support workers can be involved in a range of tasks, often dependent on the allied health profession(s) they are working with; this may include supporting older people to stay in their homes by assessing and providing minor adaptations and equipment, helping people rehabilitate following major surgeries and supporting people with their care plans.

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