The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) is hosting the first ever Prosthetists and Orthotists (P&O) Day on 8 September 2021.
The awareness day aims to raise the profile of the two disciplines primarily with other health and care professionals. The day will provide the opportunity for prosthetists and orthotists to celebrate the profession and the benefit these roles have for patients accessing the services.
The P&O Day 2021 committee is working to develop a series of case studies to demonstrate the role prosthetists and orthotists play in promoting patient wellbeing, health and rehabilitation. The team will also be creating a P&O Day toolkit which will include various assets for BAPO members to share on their social media platforms and throughout their organisations and networks.
Nicky Eddison, Chair of BAPO’s Professional Affairs Committee said: "It's incredibly important to shine a light on the great work prosthetists and orthotists do every day, highlight the positive impact we have on our service users and to take the time to celebrate our profession. I hope the new national P&O Day will raise the profile of our profession, highlight the difference we make to people's lives and help our wider colleagues gain a better understanding of the work we do and our unique skill set."
Please add the date – 8 September 2021 – to your diary and share the details of the awareness day with your colleagues. Also, if you have got a case study or success story to share about the P&O profession, please email it to email@example.com.