NAHPS is a charity which promotes the physical and mental well being of children and young people who are patients in hospital, hospice or receiving medical care at home.
The charity aims to promote high professional standards for play staff, and to ensure the provision of appropriate therapeutic and stimulating play in hospital. NAHPS provides professional support for all hospital play staff.
Please explore the website for further details about the Association.
** Update ** We're now on Twitter !! - @nahpsofficial **
** UPDATED PLAY FOCUS PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE TO BUY HERE **
** NAHPS JOURNAL ARTICLES NEEDED!!**
Articles are welcomed from members and non members.
Please submit articles to Sue Ware, production editor of the journal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines for submitting an article can be found under the members page or by emailing Sue at the above email address.
** NAHPS PLAY IN HOSPITAL WEEK - TELL US YOUR STORIES!! ***
Calling all Health Play Specialists..... How did you celebrate in your health care setting? please get in touch with NAHPS to let us know so we can help share your stories.
Are you a Play Specialist that has memories of play in hospital over the years? Do you have photos or footage of play in hospital from the past that you would like to share? please get in touch either via email to email@example.com or via twitter @nahpsoffical as we would love to hear from you!
** CONTACT REQUEST **
NAHPS would like to inform your manager of the changes to the professional title, training, registration procedure and the launch of new occupational standards. We believe this will alert managers to the high standards of the profession and the value of recruiting qualified HPS.
Please can you assist us in this process by supplying us with the name and email address of the most relevant contact in your organisation.
The details should be sent to Angela White, NAHPS administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are aware of HPS's who are not members please share this email with them so we can build an up to date contact list to raise awareness of developments in the profession.
** LETTER TO TRUSTS **
Dear Colleagues, these 2 letters have been sent by your National Executive Committee to all users workplaces who sent contact details of their managers to Angela White.
Our advice is that you should download this letter for your own reference and also send it as a paper copy to your manager.
If you did not respond with your managers details please do so, you do not have to be a member of NAHPS to do this.
We want to reach as many people as possible so if you are aware of HPS's who may not be members or who do not log on to this website please share it with them.
Letter to Trusts
** OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS****
The new Occupational Standards for our profession are now available to download: