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Tackling the workforce challenges in MSK care: Tapping into the potential of osteopaths

Date of release: 19 Oct 2020

Monday 19th October 2020   Tackling the workforce challenges in MSK care: Tapping into the potential of osteopaths   The role of osteopaths as Allied Health Professionals in MSK service delivery will be discussed at a virtual event on Thursday 22nd October 2020 to mark the launch of a new report by an independent panel of leading healthcare professionals, chaired by Professor Adrian Newland CBE. The report, ‘The role of osteopaths as allied health professionals within the NHS: An independent review for the Institute of Osteopathy’ concludes that patients with MSK conditions would have faster access to assessment, advice and… Read more ›

New research finds that many back-pain patients aren’t receiving the care they need

Date of release: 22 Mar 2018

The Lancet have published a series of papers on low back pain, calling on medical professionals worldwide to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments to patients. The research states that people with low back pain are being harmed, not helped, with an over-reliance on scans, surgeries and opioid prescriptions to treat a problem that could be more effectively addressed with self-management and less-invasive physical and psychological therapies. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, effecting more than 540 million people.  Disability caused by low back pain has risen by more than 50% since 1990.… Read more ›

Osteopaths to join with Allied Health Professions in NHS Transformation

Date of release: 11 Apr 2017

The Institute of Osteopathy is delighted to announce that they will be working with Suzanne Rastrick, the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer of NHS England, to strengthen the engagement of osteopaths with other health professionals, in the transformation of service delivery to improve patient outcomes. AHPs form the third largest workforce in the health and care system, and from 1 April 2017, osteopaths will join twelve other autonomous health professions that Suzanne Rastrick represents, whose roles are increasingly seen as key to transforming health care and wellbeing, and increasing capacity across the health and care system.  ‘AHPs into Action’ is… Read more ›

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The BOA announces its relaunch to the Institute of Osteopathy

Date of release: 07 Jul 2014

For Release: Media Contact: David Zerny   We are pleased to announce the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) is taking a giant leap forward and is being relaunched as the Institute of Osteopathy (iO).   The launch of the iO sees the beginning of a new vision of the organisation. Our vision includes achieving a Royal Charter for the profession in the next five years and to do this we are aiming to promote, unite and develop the profession of osteopathy. The first step in this process is rebranding what the Institute of Osteopathy is. To do this we are… Read more ›

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Unite, Promote, Develop

Date of release: 07 Jul 2014

The iO Osteopathic Convention is set to expand osteopathy like never before.   By Clare Cholerton Date: 23rd June, 2014   The annual Osteopathic Convention is being held from the 3-5 October at the Runnymead on Thames Hotel in Egham. This year’s convention coincides with the launch of the Institute of Osteopathy and to mark this exciting change the convention is celebrating the osteopathic profession on a scale previous years have yet to achieve. The iO has modelled this years convention by combining their new vision to unite, promote and develop the osteopathic profession with feedback from the Institute’s members.… Read more ›