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Osteopaths needed for First Contact Practitioner trial

This January, osteopath Tim Allardyce, will be launching the first pilot to demonstrate how osteopaths can fulfill the role of a First Contact Practitioner. The pilot, which is funded by the Osteopathic Foundation, is looking for osteopaths in or around the Wandsworth, Clapham, or Farnborough areas, with five years’ experience. The roles are for three sessions per week in a Primary Care Network. Applications close 20 December.

Dance osteopath scoops national award

Osteopath Karolin Krell and the team from the London Contemporary Dance School has for the second year running, scooped the ‘Dance healthcare team award’ at the One Dance UK Awards.  The award recognises their outstanding work as a multidisciplinary physical support team. 

ESO’s Osteopathy and AHP career event

The European School of Osteopathy recently welcomed schools from across Kent to its campus for a special careers event dedicated to osteopathy and the allied health professions. Representatives from most AHPs took part, talking to pupils about their career aspirations. The day included talks and workshops from AHPs, including radiotherapists, occupational therapists, as well as osteopaths and careers advisers. 

New president and council members elected

On 2 November we held our Annual General Meeting. With the most members ever in attendance, it was a successful, lively meeting, that saw the election of our new president, Susan Farwell, and two council members. Austin Plunkett was re-elected, while Glynis Fox was newly elected. We are delighted to welcome Glynis to the iO Council.

GOsC council vacancies and new chair

Dr Bill Gunnyeon CBE, has been appointed as the GOsC’s next Chair of Council. He will take over from current Chair, Alison White, in April. The GOsC is also seeking two new registrant members and one lay member to join their council. Applications close 4 December

Wessex cancer support survey

The Wessex Cancer Alliance is keen to gain a greater understanding of the role of allied health professionals, such as osteopaths, in supporting people affected by cancer locally in Wessex. They are conducting a survey of AHPs in this role to inform the personalised care programme for cancer across Wessex. Survey closes 20 December.

2019 iO Award Winners Announced

  The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) annual awards took place on Saturday 2 November. These awards recognise osteopaths, practices and graduates that have shown the highest quality and innovation to delivering first-class patient-centred care. The iO awards have grown year on year, with 2019 seeing the largest numbers of nominations for each category. Judging this year’s awards was a panel that included: Maurice Cheng, iO CEO, Charles Hunt Chancellor of the UCO, Dawn Carnes Director of the National Council of Osteopathic Research and Jonathan Shapiro, Chair of the Osteopathic Foundation. Maurice Cheng, said of the awards: “Osteopaths play a crucial role… Read more ›

#Did you know? Osteopathic Healthcare Week starts 14th April

14th April sees the start of Osteopathic Healthcare Week, an opportunity for us all to focus on our health, with key advice and tips from your osteopath that you can easily introduce in your daily lives to keep you healthier and happier. During osteopathy healthcare week, osteopaths will be posting on Osteopathy for Health Facebook page with useful advice on keeping active, keeping healthy at work, healthy aging and more. Osteopathic care is focused on optimising the health of people, and is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. People who visit an osteopath consistently report… Read more ›