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.
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.”
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is seeking views on their proposal to permanently amend their Rules to give them the express power to hold hearings remotely.
On 4 March 2020, the HCPC was granted an amendment to our existing Rules by the Department of Health and Social Care, which gave the express provision to hold hearings remotely during an emergency. Currently, the Coronavirus emergency provisions are due to expire on 30 September 2021.
HCPC would like to continue to hold hearings remotely once the emergency period ends, where it is fair and practical to do so. They are therefore seeking an amendment to our Rules to give us permanent powers to hold hearings remotely.
You can find the consultation questions, more detail on their reasoning for the proposal, and information about their experience of holding remote hearings in the consultation document on HCPCs website. You should read the consultation document fully prior to completing the online questionnaire.
The consultation opens today and you can download the consultation document by visiting the consultation page.
Closing date for responses is the 23rd November 2021
The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) is delighted to announce our inaugural ‘Prosthetists and Orthotists Day’ on 8 September 2021.
The awareness day aims to raise the profile of the two roles with both health and care professionals and the general public. The day will provide the opportunity for Prosthetists and Orthotists to celebrate their profession and the benefit these roles have for those patients who access the services they provide.
The P&O Day 2021 working group is developing a series of case studies to demonstrate the role Prosthetists and Orthotists play in promoting patient wellbeing, health and rehabilitation. The team will also be creating a P&O Day toolkit which will include various assets for BAPO members to share on their social media platforms and throughout their organisations and networks.
Nicky Eddison, Chair of BAPO’s Professional Affairs Committee said: “It’s incredibly important to shine a light on the great work Prosthetists and Orthotists do every day, highlight the positive impact we have on our service users and to take the time to celebrate our profession. I hope the new national P&O Day will raise the profile of our professions, highlight the difference we make to people’s lives and help our wider colleagues gain a better understanding of the work we do and our unique skill set.”
Please add the date – 8 September 2021 – to your diary and share the details of the awareness day with your Trust. Also, if you have a case study or success story to share about you or your team’s role as a P&O professional, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the end of the recent membership survey a Membership Engagement Working Group has been established to look at all aspects of new graduate membership. The group would like to invite our new graduate members to form a ‘New Graduate Discussion Group’ which would meet initially to discuss all aspects of BAPO membership incl. current/future benefits, how we can better support our new graduates, what could we do better etc. BAPO would provide the platform to host your meeting and would then invite a number of your group to attend a meeting of the Membership Engagement Working Group to discuss your ideas & suggestions and how these might be implemented going forward.
Your input is important to us and will ensure we fully understand the issues faced by our new Graduates and how BAPO can help. If you would like to help shape how BAPO support and engage with our New Graduates, please consider joining our New Graduate Discussion Group
FMI or to join email email@example.com