We have several different membership levels available, the categories and benefits are listed below

CategoryAvailable to
MemberQualified Prosthetists, Orthotists and Prosthetist/Orthotists
Non-practising member - including parental leaveQualified Prosthetists, Orthotists and Prosthetist/Orthotists who are not employed in or associated with the prosthetics and orthotics industry in any capacity.

Current members who are taking maternity/paternity leave have the option to change to the non-practising category. This will allow you to remain a BAPO member and receive updates as well as being covered by insurance for work carried out while you were a Full Member
Technician associateTechnicians working within the Prosthetic or Orthotic industry
Assistant associateA person qualified to practice Orthotics or Prosthetics in a limited area
Student associateStudents engaged in a full time UK undergraduate Honours degree in Prosthetics or Orthotics (or post graduate programme) who are not undertaking any clinical practice
Retired memberA person who has held membership or affiliation to BAPO within the last five years and is not currently practising in any capacity

Membership benefitFullAssociateRetiredStudentAffiliate
£10M Insurance. Including UK public, product & medical malpractice liabilityxx
Website (Member Only)section access xxxxx
Voting rights (In your membership category) xx
Subs reduction when non-practicing but wishing to retain your membership. e.g. when on maternity leave x
Representation at UK government level xxxxx
Professional representation by you and your colleagues with active involvement in BAPO xxx
Full range of information services from the professional team at the Secretariat xxxxx
Free direct mailed Assistive Technology Mag xxxxx
Discounted fee for BAPO CPD eventsxxxxx
Discounted fee for BAPO Conferencexxxxx
Direct mailed, free copies of BAPOmagxxxxx
Direct mailed UK and overseas job advertsxxx
Direct mailed new product literaturexxx
Direct mailed BAPO Bulletin xxxxx
Collaboration with other UK AHPsxxxx
BAPOnline CPD portfolio on a secure server xxxxx
Admittance to the AGM & other BAPO meetings xxxxx
Access to Orthotic Education & Training Trustxx
Ability to directly contribute to your profession by working with BAPO standing committees xxxx