Adult nurses provide care for adults of all ages. They assess, plan, coordinate and manage care for their patients.
Children’s nurses assess, plan, co-ordinate and manage care working closely with the family to support and guide them in maintaining their role and relationship with the child or young person.
Mental Health nurses support people with mental ill health, such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction.
Learning disability nurses help people of all ages with learning disabilities to maintain their health and wellbeing, and to live their lives as fully and independently as possible.
Midwives provide care and support to women and their families while pregnant, throughout labour and during the period after a baby’s birth.
An arts therapist is a psychological therapist who has arts-based experience and training in psychological interventions using drama, music or art as their primary mode of communication.
Diagnostic radiographers produce and interpret high-quality images of the body to diagnose injuries and diseases.
A dietitian uses the science of nutrition to create eating plans for patients to treat medical conditions. They promote good health by helping to facilitate a positive change in food choices.
Hearing aid dispensers work in private practice to assess, fit and provide aftercare for hearing aids.
An occupational therapist uses specific activities to limit the effects of disability and promote independence in all aspects of daily life.
Operating department practitioners provide individualised care and skilled support alongside medical and nursing colleagues during the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of a surgical procedure.
Paramedics provide specialist care and treatment to patients who are either acutely ill or injured. They can administer a range of drugs and carry out certain surgical techniques.
Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement, and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore wellbeing.
A podiatrist (also a chiropodist) diagnoses and treats disorders, diseases and deformities of the feet.
A speech and language therapist assesses, treats and helps to prevent speech, language and swallowing difficulties.
Therapeutic radiographers plan and deliver treatment using radiation.
An orthoptist specialises in diagnosing and treating visual problems involving eye movement and alignment.
Prosthetists and orthotists supply prostheses and orthoses to patients. A prosthesis is a device that replaces a missing body part. An orthosis is fitted to an existing body part.