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Roadshows return for 2020

After the success of the iO CPD Workshops during 2019, we are delighted to bring back iO Roadshows during 2020 at locations across the UK. This full-day event is an opportunity to find out more about the iO’s work to support osteopaths and promote our profession. Attendance by registered osteopaths also counts for a full day’s CPD and is mapped to the new CPD programme. Lunch and refreshments are included. Meet the team and create new contacts locally Meet the iO team and find out what we’ve been up to over the last twelve months to support, unite, develop and… Read more ›

Brexit: What does it mean for EU working?

With the UK’s exit from the EU fast approaching, we have been asked by members how best they can protect their ability to practice and/or teach osteopathy within the EU post Brexit. While the environment is still uncertain, Maurice Cheng, CEO, provides some context and guidance.

iO CPD workshops: Communication and consent

The iO team is delighted take the hugely successful communication and consent workshops to new venues across the country. These workshops are specifically designed to provide practical guidance to osteopaths on best practice, on obtaining and recording consent, and consider scenarios that inadvertently lead to miscommunication. We bring our experience in supporting osteopaths in real-life cases, in a safe space where you can share your own experiences in learning and development with fellow osteopaths. The workshop will also introduce the concepts and research that support the process of shared decision-making and the impact that it can have on clinical outcomes.… Read more ›

AxSpA diagnosis delay, write to your MP

Charity partner National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) is holding an All Party Parliamentary meeting next week to raise the issue of the current delay in diagnosis of the condition. We are urging members to contact your local MP ahead of the event to support the work of NASS to address the issue.

Leadership: new skills for a new decade

The Osteopathic Development Group’s Osteopathic Leadership Programme Learning leadership skills can build your confidence to take on new challenges and roles to build your practice team, clinical practice, professional groups, education or research. The ODG’s leadership programme, delivered in collaboration with the Open University, will be running again in 2020.   About the programme The Osteopathic Leadership Programme is a collaboration between The Open University (OU) and the ODG (a partnership between the leading organisations of the UK’s osteopathic profession) and offers the opportunity for those looking to develop their leadership skills or build their confidence in taking on a… Read more ›

Could you present at 2020 Convention?

  We are calling for presentations and workshops for this year’s convention, to be held on 20 – 21 November.  If you have an engaging and interactive topic that would be of interest to fellow osteopaths and develop their clinical, business or research skills and knowledge, send your proposal to us today. The iO Convention is about bringing the profession together to celebrate all that’s great about osteopathy. We are not able to pay our speakers, but subsistence and reasonable standard class travel expenses will be covered where possible. Delegates ask for presentations that are as interactive and engaging as possible. Please… Read more ›

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.