Celebrating excellence and innovation in patient care
Join us at this year’s virtual Awards ceremony to celebrate the profession’s contribution to patient care, and find out the nominations and winners of the 2022 Awards.
At the iO, we pledge to always celebrate the strengths, commitment and dedication of osteopaths to patient care, collaboration and innovation. The awards are an opportunity to recognise osteopaths who represent innovation, ambition and excellence of care across the United Kingdom.
The Awards ceremony will be held virtually at 3.15pm, Friday 25 November and is free to attend.
We would welcome everyone to join us and our award nominees at the event!
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‘Year on year, our Awards have grown in reputation, with each award showcasing to both colleagues and patients, the outstanding work that osteopaths do. Join us at our virtual presentation to celebrate the profession’s contribution to patient care and those groups and individuals that have been nominated for an award.’
Maurice Cheng, CEO, Institute of Osteopathy
This year's award categories..
Practice of the year
Celebrating osteopathic practices that provide excellent care, encourage and use patient feedback and demonstrate a commitment to developing the standards of their service in line with the iO Members’ Patient Charter and values.
Associate of the year
For those in the early years of their career who represent the highest standards of care, contributing to the success of their practice and showing a dedication to their own professional development.
Innovation in Practice
Recognising innovation in any activity from delivery of patient care and increased access to osteopathy, to developing new business models or career pathways. You could be an ambassador, raising awareness and recognition of the profession, or leading the way in developing evidence-informed practice.
Collaboration in Practice
For the clinic or osteopath(s) demonstrating collaboration with others. This could include collaboration with other osteopaths, other healthcare practitioners, and business or community groups to support the delivery of exceptional patient care.
Nominated by their colleges, this award recognises those at the very start of their careers who have shown a commitment to their study of osteopathy and an aspiring commitment to continue the development of the profession.
Decided by the iO Council, this prestigious award is awarded to those who have made a career-long contribution to the osteopathic profession to achieve the vision of a growing and thriving profession, recognised and accessible to all.
About the awards
Across the different award categories, the judges have considered the following overall attributes for all awards:
Quality patient care: Demonstrating quality in patient care in line with the iO Members’ Patient Charter, and is committed to improving the value of and access to osteopathic care.
Collaboration: Demonstrating collaboration or community initiatives that provide increased professional support for the delivery of exceptional patient care. This can include collaboration with other osteopaths, other healthcare practitioners, and business or community groups.
Innovation: In areas indicated by the themes identified for development to achieve the iO’s vision for a growing and thriving profession, recognised and accessible to all. Examples may include developing a thriving business model or career pathway, or affordable or increased access to osteopathic care.
Ambassadors: For the clinic or osteopath(s) whose activities are actively gaining recognition for and promoting the role of osteopathic care in improving health.
Research and reporting: Demonstrating best practice in developing evidence-informed osteopathic practice or clinical outcome reporting to support informed clinical practice.
The Judging Panel
Judging the awards are representatives from all the major osteopathic organisations in the UK
- Dr. Jerry Draper-Rodi, Director, National Council of Osteopathic Research
- Susan Farwell, iO Immediate Past President
- Nadine Hobson, The Osteopathic Alliance
- Charles Hunt, representing the Higher Education Institutions
- Dee Sissons, Chair, The Osteopathic Foundation