After the success of our 2023 regional conferences in Scotland and South England, BAPO is excited to announce that we will hold our next regional conference in Wales on Friday 8th March 2024 at the Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Road, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
The theme for the one-day event is People and Place: Enhancing the quality of prosthetic and orthotic services in Wales. Our programme will consist of a mix of invited speakers and free papers.
The event is targeted at P & O professionals and the wider P & O community. It is open to both BAPO members and non-members. It is a great opportunity to enhance knowledge, support continuing professional development, network with colleagues and engage with exhibitors face-to-face.
The programme will start at 11:00 am and conclude at 4:00 pm. Registration and the exhibition will start at 10:00 am. There will be a 1-hour lunch break and a 30-minute coffee break in the afternoon to allow delegates to network with colleagues and friends.
Come along to learn, collaborate, communicate and share ideas!
National Allied Health Professions (AHP) Lead Primary & Community Care | Arweinydd Proffesiynau Perthynol i Iechyd (AHP) ar gyfer Gofal Sylfaenol a Gofal yn y Gymuned
Kerrie provides professional leadership and expert strategic advice, on a national basis, relating to the role of Allied Health Professionals working across Primary and Community Care, in line with the vision of A Healthier Wales, the Strategic Programme for Primary Care and the AHP Framework in Wales – ‘Looking Forward Together’.
Her role focuses on optimising the AHPs offer and accessibility across Primary and Community Care, in order to support a preventative, pro-active whole system pathway approach to recovery and rehabilitation provision, which prioritises services at or close to home and enables citizens throughout Wales to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
Kerrie has over 30 years of experience working across health and social care and is passionate about AHPs utilising their unique skill set to support presenting needs, delivering person-centred support within a place-based care model of care. She is a leader committed to creating a culture of compassionate care, and inspiring greater collaboration to bring positive, inclusive and productive transformation.
Summary of Presentation:
Optimising the AHPs offer and accessibility across Primary and Community Care in Wales
The AHP Framework for Wales identified AHPs need to be utilised more effectively to inspire and enable people to lead healthier lives, be more easily and directly accessible, and work at the top of their ability with visible and transformational leadership. With ‘strong primary care’ at the heart of everything that they do.
This translates into the AHP ambition in Wales, for well-integrated services, rooted in the community, with the full range of practitioner levels and prudent optimisation of AHP skill set.
Improving Quality with Digital Manufacturing
Doug Young studied at the National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Strathclyde University in Scotland, graduating in 2006. Since then he has worked across the UK in both the NHS and private sectors. His specialism lies in complex orthotic problem solving, lower limb biomechanics and neurological conditions. His passion for high quality orthotic treatment inevitably led him into 3D printing where he has developed extensive knowledge and experience.
Dr Nicky Eddison
BAPO Chair, Associate Professor / Consultant Orthotist
Presentation – The current status of the UK prosthetic and orthotic workforce and implications for the future
Dr Nicky Eddison received her PhD in biomechanical optimisation of ankle-foot orthoses and footwear combinations in 2018 from Staffordshire University and currently holds the position of Association Professor at the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies at Staffordshire University. In addition, Nicky is a consultant orthotist and service manager at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. In March 2024, Nicky will take the position of Chair of BAPO.
Nicky has a portfolio of peer-reviewed publications, achieving impact within the orthotics profession both nationally and internationally and across the wider healthcare domain of Allied Health Professions. Her research interests include biomechanical optimisation, prescription footwear, gait analysis, digitalisation in healthcare, and health inequalities.
Due to the change of venue, we are pleased to advise that Early Bird Tickets have been extended
for a limited time only until Friday 23 February!
|Price inc VAT
|BAPO Member Early Bird Launch Until 23/02/2024
|Non – BAPO Member Early Bird Until 23/02/2024
|BAPO Student Member Early Bird Until 23/02/2024
|BAPO Member between 24/02/2024 and 08/03/2024
|Non-BAPO Member between 24/02/2024 and 08/03/2024
|BAPO Student Member between 24/02/2024 and 08/03/2024
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