SIHED programme

The SIHED programme (Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines), is a three-year, £3 million programme funded by the Office for Students and managed by the College of Podiatry on behalf of programme partners the Society of Radiographers, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society and the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists.

Launched in March 2018, the programme aims to increase awareness of allied health disciplines; increase understanding of and demand for small specialist allied health disciplines; strengthen and diversify the delivery of the small and specialist disciplines covered by this initiative; and develop a better understanding of the mature student market for nursing, midwifery and allied health. The four AHPs within the initial scope of the programme are Podiatry, Orthoptics, Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Therapeutic Radiography