What is SIHED?

The Office for Students has funded the strategic interventions in health education disciplines (SIHED) programme. It began in January 2018 and formally ended in March 2021. The SIHED programme aimed to increase awareness of allied health disciplines, and also increase understanding of, and demand for, higher education courses in smaller allied health disciplines.

Our legacy work

With many of the SIHED objectives aligned to the Council’s work, we were pleased to be asked to continue some aspects of this project, including in running and promoting the I See The Difference website. We are celebrating the SIHED Challenge Fund projects – innovative projects that would support the recruitment or delivery of healthcare disciplines. It is an opportunity to learn, collaborate and share best practice, but also to encourage others to think innovatively about recruitment and retention strategies for AHP students.

Webinar: Diversifying Recruitment

11 Aug 2021 in Policy, SIHED
Our first webinar as part of our Strategic Interventions in Healthcare Education Disciplines (SIHED) work was focussed around diversifying recruitment in allied health. Senior Policy and Research Officer Robyn Cooke w... Read More »

SIHED Blog – Escape Rooms

10 Aug 2021 in Blogs, Policy, SIHED
A guest blog by Julie Hall, Birmingham City University. This blog forms part of our Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED) legacy work. Currently one in two people in the UK are expected to de... Read More »