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iO Awards, Nominations now open

We are thrilled to announce that nominations for the 2024 iO Awards are now open! In this 150th anniversary year of osteopathy, we have taken the opportunity to revamp the awards and broaden the opportunities to celebrate the contribution that osteopaths make to patient care.  

 

The Awards offer a stage to commend those who represent innovation, ambition, and excellence of care throughout the UK. They acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments that osteopaths have demonstrated over the past year.

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Maurice Cheng, CEO said of the opening of nominations: “I URGE INDIVIDUAL OSTEOPATHS, PRACTICES, COMMUNITY GROUPS, AND PROFESSIONALS IN NON-CLINICAL ROLES, INCLUDING THOSE IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, TO CONSIDER ENTERING INTO THESE AWARDS AND EAGERLY ANTICIPATE CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF DEDICATION AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS ACHIEVED BY OSTEOPATHS.”

Practice of the Year

New categories launched

To extend representation across the diverse nature of osteopathic practice across the UK, we have introduced three new categories to our prestigious Practice of the Year Award.  Developed in consultation with the iO’s  Better Business Group, these awards celebrate the positive impact on patient care and contribution to the local community of all types of osteopathic practice.

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New Start-Up

Recognising a recently established osteopathic practice that has shown exceptional growth, innovation and impact within its first two years of establishment.

Small practice or sole practitioner

Given to an outstanding sole practitioner or small practice delivering exceptional care to their local communities. These practitioners are the bedrock of our profession and their communities.

Large practice

Recognising outstanding larger practices with osteopathic services at the heart of its operations. Owned and led by osteopaths, these clinics have shown innovation and collaboration in patient care, development and opportunities for their practitioners, and integrating multi-disciplinary teams into osteopathic care.

Returning for 2024

Associate of the Year

Awarded to a newly qualified osteopath in the first 24 months of their career who has consistently demonstrated the highest standards of care and has contributed to the success of their practice through dedication and hard work. Recognising their commitment to ongoing professional development and their potential to achieve great success in the field of osteopathy.

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Collaboration in Practice

Acknowledges clinics, community groups and osteopathic organisations that have shown remarkable collaboration with others to support the delivery of exceptional patient care, through partnership with other healthcare professions, business or community groups, or collaborating in the development and support of the osteopathic community.

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Innovation in Practice

Rewarding innovation in any activity related to osteopathy, including but not limited to; improving patient care, enhancing access to osteopathy, developing new business models or career paths, raising awareness of the profession or leading evidence-informed practice.

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Research in Practice

Awarded by the National Council for Osteopathic Research, recognising the contributions to advancing knowledge in osteopathy through thorough research efforts. It highlights individuals or teams who excel in conducting innovative research that improves the evidence base and enhances osteopathic care quality.

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Rising Star

Nominated by their college, the award celebrates the next generation of osteopaths.

President's medal

This prestigious award is presented by the iO Council to an individual who has dedicated their career to advancing osteopathy.

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We've made nominations easier!

We’ve listened to your feedback and have significantly simplified the nomination form. All you need to do is answer a series of easy-tick options to capture key information and then complete a simple free text entry explaining why the nomination deserves to win the award.

 

Those shortlisted will be invited to present either a written or video statement to showcase and present achievements and contributions.

 

Terms and conditions apply* – Find out more information here.

DEADLINE Midnight, 8 September 2024

All nominations will be carefully reviewed by our judging panel, independent representatives from the main organisations operating in osteopathic research, and undergraduate and post-registration education. The initial review will be based on the information supplied in the nomination form with a shortlist invited to present a further showcase statement from which the judges will determine the winners.

Awards Ceremony - 150 Year's and Proud

We are thrilled to invite you all to this year’s awards celebratory drinks reception to be held in London. This exclusive event will be an opportunity to network, share achievements, and toast the outstanding contributions of our winners and ‘150 Years of Osteopathy. Details of the event tickets will be provided in your ConnectiOns newsletters and here so do check back for the updates.

SAVE THE DATE - 23 November 2024

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Have you visited our Awards Archive? Explore the history of our awards through a comprehensive year-by-year listing of winners. See how the awards have evolved and the diversity of talent that has been recognised here.

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