Hazel Winning is currently working as the AHP Lead Officer at the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland.
Within this role she has responsibility for twelve AHP professions.
She must ensure the minister and DoH have timely and expert profession contribution and advice on all matters relating to AHPs.
Hazel leads on the development of AHP policy in relation to professional standards and practice, quality and safety, workforce development and planning to ensure workforce is fit for purpose in line with strategic and ministerial direction.
Hazel’s professional background is occupational therapy and she has worked across a wide range of clinical areas within a range of service models including acute, community adult and paediatric, education and so on, working within uni-professional, multi-professional, integrated teams etc before moving into management/leadership roles.
Hazel has led regionally on many initiatives and projects, representing her profession/AHP at a local level, regionally, nationally and internationally.