A new Chief Allied Health Professions (AHP) Officer for the Department of Health has been announced.
Michelle Tennyson, who is the current Deputy Director for Allied Health Professionals for the Public Health Agency, will take up the position from January 2024.
Michelle has experience in Health and Social Care Trusts and Public Health. She also qualified as a podiatrist in 1995.
‘I am delighted and excited to be appointed as the Chief AHP Officer,’ Michelle said. ‘While there are many challenges I firmly believe the key to transformative change is to enhance relationships through collaboration.
‘I will advocate for the full utilisation of AHP skills and promote innovations that place people at the heart of everything we do, making experiences personal and compassionate.’
Chief Nursing Officer, Maria McIlgorm says she is ‘delighted’ to welcome Michelle to the post.
‘Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help transform AHP services in Northern Ireland.
‘The Chief AHP Officer role is an important leadership position within the Department of Health and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Michelle on her appointment and I look forward to working with her in the near future.’
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