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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 email@example.com
BAPO is proud to announce the “North Sea Plastics Prosthetist of the Year Award.”
This award is for an Prosthetist who consistently goes that extra mile for patient satisfaction or has a great understanding of what their patient needs. It could be for a Prosthetist who has excelled in research or has overcome barriers to allow them to carry out their duties, or who consistently design excellent and innovative prosthesis.
The Prosthetist can be nominated by anyone, be it their manager, a clinician, a fellow Prosthetist, a Technician or a patient. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and free registration to the BAPO Conference 2021 (virtual).
To nomination a Prosthetist of the Year simply tell us in under 300 words why they should win this award.
Click here for nomination form.
This can by emailed back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Secretariat at the below address:
BAPO, Unit 3011 Mile End Mill, Abbey Mill Business Park, Paisley, PA11JS
Deadline for entries: 1st September 2021.
You can now apply for initial BAPO membership online! Please click on the link below to apply: