Allied health professions

Allied health professionals provide essential care for people of all ages including children, older people, people with chronic illnesses or mental ill-health, and those experiencing disability.

Allied health professionals work with people to identify and assess issues and provide treatment and to support acquisition of skills, recovery and reablement. In many cases allied health interventions can reduce or remove the need for medical interventions. The allied health sector is extremely diverse with significant variation across and within professions. Please use the links below to find out more about the work of individual allied health professions.

Find a Local Health Service

Looking for an allied health professional? The National Health Services Directory provides directory information about a broad range of allied health services. We also recommend looking at our individual allied health profession pages which include links to the directories run by each profession.