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iO Awards 2019 – And the finalists are…

This year, we’ve seen the largest number of nominations, across all categories, ever! Another first is that we have not only received nominations from osteopaths nominating fellow osteopaths but from the public and patients too! This year’s high level of quality nominations means that judges have chosen to increase the number of shortlisted finalists for each category. Why not book your tickets to the iO Gala Dinner and Awards Night, where you can join colleagues and find out who will the prestigious iO Awards in 2019. Click here for the full list of finalists.

AHPs role in work and health

Osteopaths are well positioned to support the public in the pursuit of a healthy work environment. Linda Hindle, lead Allied Health Professional (AHP) for Public Health England, shares with us the drive for AHPs, including osteopaths, to support people in maintaining their health and stay in meaningful employment. Read Linda’s full article here.

We have a bone (muscle and joint) to pick with you…

  To coincide with this year’s Bone and Joint Week, beginning 12 October, the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) – through its 3,500 strong membership – is raising awareness about musculoskeletal (MSK) health and wellbeing. To read more, click here.

Working with headaches – OPHM survey

  Help them, so they can help you   Osteopaths for Progress in Headaches and Migraines (OPHM) need your help to complete their survey that assesses your clinical knowledge of patients with headaches and migraines. The survey is a part of their Education and Assessment for Competency in Headaches (EdACHe) project, supported by the Osteopathic Foundation (oF).   The survey goes live on 21 October – and needs to get at least 350 participants in their survey to make the research matter.   For more information and to complete the survey, please visit the OPHM website: Don’t forget to… Read more ›

Apply to be a National Institute for Health and Care (NICE) Excellence fellow or scholar

Recruitment period open until 28 October   NICE is giving a chance to those working in health and social care to influence its work and gain access to a range of career-enhancing opportunities. Fellows and scholars are supported through a series of workshops alongside an allocated adviser. NICE appoints up to ten fellows and ten scholars per year. Fellows and scholars develop in a diverse professional environment, with like-minded colleagues representing different disciplines across the UK. NICE fellows are senior health and social care leaders who are ambassadors at regional and national levels and among their professional groups and peers. Over… Read more ›

Osteopath talks health

The iO’s Head of Development Matthew Rogers, takes part in this year’s Talkhealth campaign, starting on 7 October Following on from last year’s success, Talkhealth online health forum has again invited an osteopath to run a dedicated arthritis and pain management online clinic during October. The Online Clinic on Arthritis & Pain Management enables patients and caregivers to ask questions about arthritis and pain management, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and psoriatic arthritis. Matthew Rogers, practicing osteopath, and former Director of the charity Arthritis Action, will be manning the clinic for the week. He said of this initiative: “This is… Read more ›

Apply for two new posts at The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)

  BCOM is looking to recruit for two new positions:   Interested candidates may wish to apply for both roles, which could be undertaken by the same individual, or just one role, depending on preference. If you would like to apply or would like further details, please email Jemma Sager, Head of Clinic at We look forward to hearing from you.    

Head of Osteopathy post at Nescot

Due to our recent successful growth and development, Nescot are looking for an experienced individual with inspiring leadership qualities to head the Osteopathy department. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 14 October 2019 Click here for further details and to apply.      

GOsC’s updated Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS) are now in effect 

The updated Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS) are now in effect, as of 1 September 2019, replacing the Osteopathic Practice Standards (2012). The OPS have been brought up to date and edited by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) to make them clearer, more accessible and easier to engage with as a framework to support practice. The iO was a part of a consultation Stakeholder Reference Group, the National Council for Osteopathic Research and the Osteopathic Alliance, that helped GOsC update the Standards, along with extensive engagement with osteopaths and patients. GOsC has created a pocket guide setting out the four themes of OPS and all 29 Standards, which will… Read more ›