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Mandatory vaccination reversal welcomed

Vaccinations play a vital role in protecting patients, healthcare workers and the wider public and while every effort should be made to increase uptake, we have always proposed that they should remain a voluntary option, with efforts to increase uptake focused on education and support. We are therefore pleased that the Government has announced a consultation on reversing their policy of vaccination as a condition of deployment in NHS settings in England, which would have led to a loss in workforce affecting the accessibility of healthcare services at a time when additional capacity is so much needed by patients.

Call for presentations for iO Convention 2022

  We are now planning our 2022 Convention and calling for submissions for presentations to be delivered at this prestigious event.   The flagship event for the osteopathic profession will this year be held on 25 – 26 November. We are seeking expressions of interest to present topics of interest to osteopaths, which may include clinical development, research or career development opportunities. You can put forward your areas of interest here. Proposals will need to include your contact details, a brief biography and full details of the proposed session, including the title, summary, evidence base, learning outcomes and any support… Read more ›

Talkhealth Arthritis and pain management online clinic

  Matthew Rogers, practising osteopath and Head of Professional Development for the Institute of Osteopathy will be representing the profession as a clinical expert to answer patient concerns about their arthritis symptoms and will be providing advice regarding how they can self-manage From January 17 – 27 2022 talkhealth will team up with Arthritis Action and the Institute of Osteopathy to present an online clinic on arthritis and pain management. Clinical experts will be available to answer questions on issues surrounding arthritis and pain management, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and psoriatic arthritis. ‘I have been involved in representing the… Read more ›

A festive message from the iO

  We would like to thank you for your support, passion and commitment throughout this year. We strive to put our members at the heart of everything we do, and we thank you for your co-operation and trust.    As we approach the holiday period, Glynis Fox, President, has a personal message for you…   From everyone at the iO, we wish you a joyous and restful end to 2021 and all the best for the New Year.     

Professor Dawn Carnes wins iO President’s Medal

Professor Dawn Carnes was announced as recipient of the prestigious President’s Medal at the recent iO Convention   The iO President’s Medal is determined by the iO Council for individuals who have made a significant, career-long contribution to the development of the profession. iO President, Glynis Fox gave the tribute to Dawn at the presentation ceremony: ‘Dawn’s contribution to osteopathic and non-osteopathic research is significant and cannot be overstated. She has authored 44 publications in peer-reviewed journals in a range of diverse areas that have included fibromyalgia, social prescribing, self-management in chronic pain, infant conditions such plagiocephaly and congenital muscular… Read more ›

2021 iO Award Winners announced 

This year the iO Awards took place virtually during the iO Convention. Sincere congratulations to all of this year’s deserving winners. Well done!    President’s Medal  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.  The recipient of this year’s award is Professor Dawn Carnes.       Collaboration in Practice  For the clinic or osteopath(s) demonstrating collaboration with others. These include collaboration with other osteopaths, other healthcare practitioners, business or community groups to support the delivery of exceptional patient care.  WINNER: Trowbridge… Read more ›

Council election results are in!

  We are pleased to announce the results from today’s AGM meeting   We are delighted to announce that the membership has today voted for Elliott Reid and Zoë Clark as their new members of Council. At the well-attended Annual General Meeting, Glynis Fox was also confirmed as the new iO President, taking over this honorary role from Susan Farwell who moves to the role of Immediate Past President. Two new lay members, Sally Gosling and Christine Faulconbridge have also been appointed to the iO Council, between them bringing a wealth of healthcare, policy and professional membership organisation experience. A… Read more ›

Osteopaths needed to road test oF funded headache project

  Take part in headache project and earn valuable CPD A patient walks in with a headache. Do you know the warning signs? Are you confident in your diagnosis? Do you know when to refer? The appropriate investigations? Are you confident when you should treat? If you’d like to know the answers and gain access to eight hours of free CPD, you can participate in some ground-breaking research into the study of headaches. If you are a registered osteopath practising in the UK, you can take part in the oF funded headache project (EdACHe) and have the added bonus of… Read more ›

iO Awards 2021 finalists announced

  Here at the iO we want to celebrate the very best of osteopathy!  The iO Awards are a means by which we can shine a light on best practice and innovation across our profession. This year, we are delighted that we have seen such great quality nominations across all the awards categories: Practice of the Year, Associate of the Year, Collaboration in Practice and Innovation. The award’s judges, representing all the main organisations in osteopathy, spent a considerable amount of time going through each submission in detail, reflecting the effort and time that people put into their nominations. We… Read more ›

The Osteopathic Foundation receives generous donation from BNOA

The oF is delighted to report that they have received £​70,000 from The British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association (BNOA)  We are thrilled to announced that £​70,000 has been generously donated by the BNOA. ​This donation allows the oF to offer up to £20,000 of funding to a project that meets the BNOA fund criteria.  The BNOA funds are available for projects involving research into the impact on health of any of the following areas: nutrition, psychology, psychosomatics, exercise/lifestyle and hydrotherapy. We would welcome applications from those interested in these areas to fund innovative and collaborative education and research projects that will… Read more ›