Healthcare Science & Allied Health Professions

At Swansea Bay University Health Board, the Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science provides leadership on all aspects of corporate governance for the therapy and health science professions and holds professional accountability and responsibility for all staff regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The Director of Therapies and Health Science is the principal lead and source of advice to the Board on all aspects of therapy and health science services. The Director of Therapies and Health Science plays a central leadership role in developing the strategic direction and promoting innovation and research; working in partnership with the Medical Director and Director of Nursing and the wider executive team. The Director ensures that therapy and health science staff are engaged and focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of our populations, reducing health inequalities and embedding a culture of continuous improvement in the quality of our care provision.

The Director of Therapies and Health Science is located in the Health Board headquarters, positioned in the Corporate services structure and supported by the Deputy Director of Therapies and Health Science, two Assistant Directors and a business management and administrative team.

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Why choose SBUHB
for Allied Health?

Our Therapies and Health Science professionals are a diverse expert workforce who have the skills to help transform the NHS, playing a critical role in meeting the challenges facing our health and social care system.

Here at Swansea Bay UHB we employ approximately 1,100 AHPs and just over 400 healthcare scientists. We value our therapies and health science professionals and acknowledge their work at all levels organising learning events and conferences to celebrate success, to showcase innovation, talent and the expertise of our workforce. Continued professional development is supported, providing opportunities to advance practise and to support individuals on their career pathway. There are established links with our University partners, local Colleges and schools. SBUHB staff have also received recognition nationally for their work having been recipients of numerous awards including the National Advancing Healthcare Awards.

It’s an exciting time to join SBUHB as an AHP or Healthcare Scientist as we progress our vision to transform urgent and emergency care, planned care and primary and community care. There are new opportunities to realise the contribution this workforce has in the prevention and public health agenda and supporting healthier lives; on transforming out-of-hospital care and ensuring services are more integrated and accessible for all ages across many conditions for regional and local services. As an AHP and Healthcare Scientists at SBUHB you will have the opportunity to lead and shape new models of care.

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Health Science Services in SBUHB

Cardiac, Respiratory Physiology
Cellular Pathology
Diagnostic Radiology
Laboratory Medicine
Medical Illustration
Medical Physics/Clinical Engineering
Operating Department Practitioners
Reconstructive Engineering
Reproductive Science
Therapeutic Radiotherapy

Therapy Services in SBUHB

Occupational Therapy
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Speech & Language Therapy

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There is a real sense of belonging at the
health board and in my local community