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The Osteopathic Foundation | About The Osteopathic Foundation

ABOUT

THE OF

OUR CHARTIABLE AIMS

The Osteopathic Foundation is the charitable trust dedicated to advancing osteopathic practice for the benefit of the public’s health.

 

We do this by funding education and research, and by promoting productive relationships both within and outside of the profession.

 

For over 70 years, The Osteopathic Foundation has established a reputation for supporting the profession through the provision of grants and has provided almost £854,000 of support since 2001.

 

We also fund the work of the National Council of Osteopathic Research and work closely with key stakeholders across the profession to promote and maximise our funding investments.

Supporting osteopathic research, education and collaboration

OUR BOARD

The governance of The Osteopathic Foundation is the responsibility of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO), which is the corporate trustee for the charity.  The Council of the Institute has established the Osteopathic Foundation Board with delegated authority to manage the affairs of the Foundation, including the consideration and distribution of funds.

 

The Board meet at least quarterly. Its appointed members have a broad spectrum of senior osteopathic and general health experience, as well as management and governance skills to ensure the Foundation grows and evolves in line with its charitable aims.

Simon Fielding, Chair

Simon Fielding, Chair

Tim Allardyce

Tim Allardyce

Peter Brogden

Peter Brogden

Manjeet Kaur, Grants Manager

Manjeet Kaur, Grants Manager

Professor Duncan Empey

Professor Duncan Empey

Obi Hasan

Obi Hasan

Nadine Hobson

Nadine Hobson

Kerstin Rolfe

Kerstin Rolfe

OUR HISTORY

The Osteopathic Education Foundation (OEF), was founded in 1947 with the belief that the future of the osteopathic profession is dependent on its academic advancement and its ability to demonstrate therapeutic credibility.

 

In 2017, the charity’s board decided to step down and entrust the management of the funds to the stewardship of the Institute of Osteopathy whom it was felt was best placed to administer the fund on behalf of the profession.

 

The charity renamed The Osteopathic Foundation, continues to utilise its resources and build upon the remarkable heritage of the OEF’s work. The Foundation Board seek to maintain the legacy of the foundation as well as adapt to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

of Stewardship

Image of the official signing of stewardship in 2017 with (from left to right) Maurice Hills, former Chairman of The Osteopathic Education Foundation, Dr. Jonathan Shapiro, former Chairman of the Osteopathic Foundation and Robin Lansman, former President of the Institute of Osteopathy.

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