The Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners UK
AOP AGM Minutes for 2020, now
available via the
As we start to close out one of the most unprecedented years in history, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the BOA, to thank you all for all for your continued passion, drive and determination that you bring to the Orthopaedic Practitioner Profession and the British Casting Certificate Qualification.
2020 will be remembered for many reasons, and none more so than for all of the additional pressures that were placed on the NHS. This pressure cascaded right through the NHS and we saw more requirements being placed on plaster room staff as we saw routine surgeries cancelled and postponed. We saw plaster room personnel re-deployed to different areas, plaster room staff moving locations as they lost their own plaster room facilities, and the BCC courses directly affected due to the impact of Covid-19. Throughout all of this the profession should be proud having worked through the most challenging of times and continuing to deliver excellence in patient care, whilst I believe, increasing the awareness and importance of the profession and the role of the Orthopaedic Practitioner.
There have been many lives lost through this pandemic, and the Orthopaedic Profession lost one of their own in Kevin Smith from Doncaster Royal Infirmary. My thoughts are with Kevin's family at this difficult time of year.
There are still many unknowns as we head into 2021, but I am confident with more and more vaccines being made available and people adjusting to the "new way" of doing things that we will be able to move forward in a positive manner.
So as we close out 2020 I would like to wish you all a very happy festive period, spend time with your loved ones and enjoy the downtime that you have. Enjoy a Prosperous New Year, stay safe in all you do and I look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Mark Rees BA (Hons) PCE, Orth (Tech) Cert, RODP
AOP Journal for 2020 now available, via the
Conference 2019 - Awards and photos from last years conference.
OTA Conference - Change of
CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Guidelines
Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Guidance for the removal of Kirschner wires
This guidance has been approved by the British Orthopaedic Association Casting Sub-committee.
Important information for all orthopaedic practitioners
The AOP is now a registered stakeholder for
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