Allied Health Professionals

Our AHPs include therapists across different disciplines including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietetics, occupational therapists and radiographers. AHPs have a significant positive impact on the lives of people living with and beyond cancer. 

At The Royal Marsden, Allied Health Professionals (AHP's) work with all age groups and within all specialities.  They work in partnership with health and social care colleagues across primary, secondary and social care, as well as in the independent and voluntary sectors.

What AHPs do

Here are some of the things Allied Health Professionals do here at The Royal Marsden:

  • assess, diagnose, treat, discharge and/or refer patients to other services
  • teach, train and mentor other clinicians, students, patients and carers
  • develop extended clinical and practitioner roles which cross professional and organisational boundaries
  • liaise with other clinicians and provide specialist advice
  • play a central role in the promotion of health and wellbeing
  • take an active role in strategic planning and policy development for local organisations and services
  • undertake research and development 

Why join The Royal Marsden's AHPs?

These are just a few of the reasons why you should join us:

  • The CQC has rated The Royal Marsden as 'Outstanding' again!
  • We have an overall patient experience rating of 9/10, the highest score for any Trust for quality of care.
  • We provide our staff with the training, support and staffing levels that enable them to to provide the best care to patients.
  • Our breadth of Allied Health Professional roles – our AHP's work across all aspects of the trust, including general oncology, critical care,  paediatrics, haematology, private care and in the community

Allied Health Professional Roles:


Physiotherapists at The Royal Marsden are experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of physical problems that may develop as a result of cancer or its treatment. 

Speech and language therapists

Speech and Language Therapists work with both adults, children and young people accross the Trust. They provide specialist assessment, management, training and therapy to patients who have experience difficulties during or after cancer treatment.


Working across the hospital and in the community, our specialist dieticians contribute to the development of the nutrition and dietetics service across The Royal Marsden.

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists see patients with functional difficulties arising from their diagnosis or treatment. They will look at any physical, sensory, cognitive, perceptual and developmental needs that may affect the ability to carry out activities of daily living, with the aim of promoting or facilitating independence in all aspects of everyday life. 


There are two types of radiographers at The Royal Marsden; diagnostic radiographers diagnose cancer using imaging technology, and therapeutic radiographers plan and deliver radiotherapy, which uses radiation to kill cancer cells. At The Royal Marsden our radiographers are trained on the latest, state-of-the-art technology.