CAHPR Policy and Consultation Responses

CAHPR responses enable 14 allied health professions to have one voice on topics which impact AHP research and evidence based practice.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 – October 2018

CAHPR responded on behalf of 14 allied health professions to a consultation on the draft guidance and criteria for REF 2021. This response was made in relation to draft guidance for Main Panel A: Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (Sub-Panels 1-6), however some comments are relevant to all panels.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines manual - June 2018

CAHPR responded to a public consultation on the update of “developing NICE guidelines the manual”. Some of the main comments from Allied Health Professionals were about transparency, whilst the Guidance manual explains processes and standards there was some concern about whether the standards and procedures were always adhered to, especially with regard to recruitment of panel members, calling of experts and processes and procedures adopted to consider other evidence in the absence of randomised control trial evidence.

Health Education England (HEE) Workforce Strategy – February 2018

CAHPR responded to this consultation on the health and care workforce strategy to 2027.

Supporting Research in the NHS - January 2018

CAHPR joint response to a consultation covering changes to simplify arrangements for research in the NHS and associated changes to the terms of the NHS Standard Contract

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 – supplementary questions – September 2017

CAHPR has given extra feedback on questions on staff and output portabilityfor REF 2021.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 - March 2017

CAHPR responded on behalf of 14 Allied Health Professions to this Higher Education Funding for England (HEFCE) consultation on the second research excellence framework.

CAHPR Position Statement - Developing research skills within AHP pre-registration education

The first CAHPR position statement calls for the development of research skills within AHP pre-registration education. This position statement recognises the strong and increasing need and value for the activities of all the allied health professions to be evidence-based and informed. It makes recommendations for how this can be achieved through pre-registration education that prepares students for entry to their chosen profession, and outlines CAHPR’s role in providing support and leadership.