Telephone: 01492 534333
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER?
The Alliance works on behalf of its members to promote and develop the occupation, represent members in national negotiations, and obtain recognition for private sector practitioners. Alliance insurance covers members for up to £6m, and its rolling programme creates Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, disseminates information and provides a spectrum of educational events. The Alliance keeps its members fully informed and up-to-date.
In addition, the Alliance provides practitioner support, business advice, fellowship and social interaction. The Journal, Annual Conventions, and more are all accessed by membership. A register is maintained for Foot Health Practitioners which meets the standards imposed by the Professional Standards Authority.
The Open Clinical Forums are professionally staged, well attended and delivered by top-flight speakers in good venues. Students are actively encouraged to attend these meetings which offer a programme of lectures and access to trade-stands carrying instruments, books, materials, etc. OCF meetings are open to absolutely anyone who wants to attend, whatever background or experience level - all will be warmly welcomed.
Open Clinical Forum branches meet in the West Midlands, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, in North Wales, Scotland, and in Southern Ireland.
The Alliance supports and enhances practice by providing:
A DYNAMIC CPD NETWORK
PROMOTION OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT
TRANSLATION OF SKILLS INTO PRACTICE
SETTING STANDARDS OF EDUCATION
RECOGNITION OF ADVANCED COURSES
MASTERCLASSES, STUDY GROUPS, MENTORING, PRACTICE GUIDANCE
RETURN TO WORK AND REFRESHMENT TRAINING
FELLOWSHIP AWARDS FOR COMPLETION OF ADVANCED STUDIES
Alliance Fellowship can be obtained by completing any three of the following Advancement Courses offered by the College of Foot Health Practitioners in the West Midlands:
Biomechanics & Orthotics (10 modules)
Remedial Massage (10 modules)
Management of Verrucae (6 modules)
Advanced Foot Health Practice (6 modules)
REGIONAL OCF CONTACTS
Chair - John Harrop
Vice Chair Joyce Harrop
Chair - Janet Taylor
Chair - Fiona Fleming
00 353 214 343 187
North Wales Branch
Chair - Janet Taylor
CPD and Conference events