Archives for August 2022
P&O Day 2022
As you may know The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) is organising the second ‘Prosthetists and Orthotists Day’ on 7 September 2022.
The awareness day aims to raise the profile of the two roles with both health and care professionals and the general public.
OpCare- Orthotist – Exeter
BAPOs Leadership Programme 2022-2023
Prosthetists and orthotists will be most effective in delivering and improving healthcare if there is sufficient leadership to maximise their contribution and impact their future.
This programme is aimed at harnessing the potential of prosthetists and orthotists to transform
healthcare. Like other AHP professions, outcomes in prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) are often
poorly understood, resulting in missed opportunities to support improvement.
The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists’ (BAPO) aim is to develop a programme which
fulfils the delegates’ leadership expectations from both an operational and strategic perspective, to
provide a catalyst for their future professional and career development.
• Delivery by national and international speakers
• AHP leadership – where you fit in
• Leadership theories
• Adaptability and resilience
• Working with colleagues – understanding personality traits
• SpotlightPROFILE – individual assessment profiles to support understanding of self
• Business case writing in healthcare – an essential tool for improving your services
• Making an impact – leadership that works
The Leadership Programme will commence on Friday 25th November 2022, with a follow
up session in early 2023. In addition, we will be hosting evening seminars to support the learners
on their leadership journey.
The event will take place face to face at the Royal College of Podiatry offices, Tower
Bridge, London, a world class venue. The follow up session and the evening seminars will be held
This fully funded programme is open to all BAPO members across the UK. The programme
has been developed to support the next generation of leaders in P&O.
To apply for one of the limited spaces, applicants need to complete a 250-word
expression of interest to attend this programme, entitled:
“How this BAPO leadership programme will assist my own professional development”
Send your expression of interest by completing the MS Form and emailing your CV to
Closing date – Monday 5th September 2022
Successful candidates will be informed by Friday 16th September 2022
BAPO has been successful in obtaining an educational grant from Health Educational England
(HEE). This funding will support a professional development programme to support the next
generation of leaders in P&O.
To be truly effective, leaders need to build a toolkit of knowledge, skills and behaviours that will set
them, their teams, and their organisations up for success.
Leaders are role models, and the example they set has a huge impact on the organisational
culture. It is therefore critical that they first appreciate and then demonstrate the appropriate
behaviours that build trust and promote a positive working environment – and do so authentically
The programme has been developed and will be facilitated by Real Healthcare Solutions Ltd.
New Secretary 2022
The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) has confirmed that Christabelle Asoluka has been appointed as the association’s new Secretary
Commenting on the recent appointment, BAPO’s Chair, Peter Iliff, said: “I am delighted that Krista has taken the role of Secretary for BAPO. It is such an important role for the association both in supporting our valued members while working alongside our various committee members across our calendar of meetings.”
BAPO’s new Secretary Christabelle Asoluka said: “It is a great honour that I have the opportunity to volunteer as the Secretary of BAPO’s executive committee. I am delighted to take on this role to contribute to the smooth running of BAPO and assist in supporting our members in this given capacity.”
Krista takes on the role with immediate effect following Kate Spiller recently stepping down from the role after almost two years of service.
Peter Iliff added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kate Spiller for her hard work during her time as BAPO’s Secretary and wish Krista much success going forward.”