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Limbcare Technician of the year award for 2013

Closing date January 25th 2013

Trainee Prosthetic Technician post listed

We have listed a new job position with Blatchford please go to the Careers tab and click on Vacancies

Prosthetic Technicians wanted at Hedley Court

There is a new job listing on the vacancies tab

Or click here to see the listing

New Job Advert for Orthotic Technician

We have listed a new job advert for an experienced Orthotic Technician for Foothealth UK Ltd on the web site.

Please click here to see the advert and to apply online.

New job advert for Orthotic Technicians listed on site

We have listed a new job advert for Orthotic Technicians required by TayCare.

Please click on the Careers tab and then the Vacancies tab.

You can apply for these post directly from the web site.

Orthotic Technicians Football Tournament 2012

Football trophy

Each year Algeos hold out annual Orthotic Technicians football tournament. This year the event will be held in Liverpool on Saturday the 7th of July 2012.

The Orthotic Technicians Cup is a 5-a-side football competition which takes place annually in the UK. The event provides an excellent opportunity for professionally related companies to meet up on a unique social level and every year has proven to be huge success!

The location of the event changes each year, past locations have included Newcastle, Blackpool and Sheffield. The number of teams who take part in the competition vary year to year, but usually 10-12 teams take part.

The competition can be entered by any company or organisation in the O&P or Podiatry sectors, all we ask is that you enter your team early so we can plan ahead for the event.

Football teams

To enter a team, please contact Francis Barrett at [email protected]

Closing date for team entries is Friday 9th of June 2012.

Career Fellowship Scheme

The AHP Career Fellowship Scheme exists to support learning and development opportunities for the benefit of the AHP workforce across NHSScotland.

The AHP Career Fellowship Scheme welcomes individual or team applications and is open from 10th April to 16th May 2012.

Guidance notes have been prepared to support the application process and Frequently Asked Questions have been produced to provide guidance on the Fellowship Scheme.

Further information on applying for funding can be found at Application Information.

The priority categories for 2012/13 continue to be AHP Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners. This includes prioritising applications from support staff as well as applications that will be for the direct benefit of support staff. Applications outwith the above categories will also be considered.

Following consultation with the NES Advisory Fora and members of the Career Fellowship Steering Group the following areas have been recommended as of high importance to NHSScotland.

Career Framework – level 2 support worker, level 3 senior support worker and level 4 assistant practitioners.
Skills including workforce analysis, measuring impact, research, service re-design, health promotion and communication
Care settings including early years services, dementia services, diabetes, dysphagia, chest and abdomen reporting, mental health in mainstream health settings, transitions for children moving to adult long term care services, supporting War Veterans experiencing complex trauma and need for prosthetics services, musculoskeletal advanced practice and delivering AHP services in the prison setting.
If you are considering applying for funding to undertake an HNC, further information regarding course content can be found at AHP Careers.

If you have any queries, please contact the AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme Project Team at [email protected]

Limbcare Technician of the year 2012

Limbcare Technician of the Year 2012

This year, the fifth time that this award has been presented, saw the biggest entry ever with 16 nominations for the award. The judging panel met in late March to review the nominations and pick a winner. Once again Limbcare were happy to pick three winners a first, second and a third place. After reading through the nominations they short listed 7 nominations and then debated the merits of each of the short listed candidates. In the end the winner chosen was Mike Rohammed from Otto Bock in the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre, the panel were impressed that although Mike is the only technician working in the department and must be kept very busy he still took the time to develop new Orthoses for patients that make their life easier. Mike was nominated by two of his Orthotist colleagues Rebecca Jones and Kevin Green. Mike’s prize for winning the award this year is a cheque for £400 and unique glass trophy. Mike did not know that he had been nominated for this award and he was delighted to hear the great news. Second place this year was given to Peter Revill from Blatchfords at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield the judges were very impressed that even although Peter has reached retirement age he has decided to continue working and passing on the skills that he has amassed over his year career. Peter was nominated by one of his Prothetists Rosemary Morris. Third place this went to David Eighteen from Blatchfords in Gillingham the judges liked the fact that although David has only been working in Prosthetics and Orthotics for 5 years he has developed many skills and continues to add to this. David was nominated by Jeff Crew a Prothetist at Gillingham

Ray Edwards MBE, Chairman of Limbcare was once again delighted with the standard of nominations for the Limbcare award “I am delighted to see that this award is developing year on year and once again it is great to see the unsung heroes of the workshops being recognized for their skills, without them, we patients would be unable to get on with our daily life’s”.

Limbcare is a charity for amputees in the UK offering hope, help and support to amputees, the limb impaired and those affected around them. Limbcare has a vast amount of experience with the added bonus that most of the Limbcare team are amputees, in fact the chairman and founder Ray Edwards is a quad amputee since 1987. There is no membership required, all of their information is free and available to anyone who wishes to learn more about life as an amputee and the opportunities available to the limb impaired. For more info on Limbcare please visit their web site at for details of their services and events.

We would like to thank all our nominators for taking the time to put pen to paper and help make this award what it is today. We are also delighted to inform you all that Limbcare have decided to once again sponsor this fantastic award for 2013.

Orthotic Technicians Cup and Algeos are pleased to announce the city of Liverpool as the venue for this year’s ‘5 A Side’ Football Event.

The competition will take place on Sat 7th July with a 1pm kick off time.

All applications must be received by the 9th of June. For entry details please contact:

Francis Barrett

t: 0151 448 1228
e: [email protected]

The event will be held at:

Goals Soccer Centre, 110 Evans Road, Speke Boulevard, Liverpool, L24 9PQ

A donation to Help 4 Heroes will be made after the event by A. Algeo Ltd.

You can put as many teams into the tournament as you wish however we do ask that it is a team comprising of existing employees only.

Limbcare Technician of the Year closing date extended

The closing date for nominations for the Limbcare Technician of the Year Award has been extended until 29th of February. This is down to the fact that the judges will not be able to meet until late March to consider the nominations so we felt it would give us an opportunity to give nominators another month to send in their nominations.

Do you know a Technician who goes that extra mile? Someone who makes sure their patients device is suitable for their activities or has a great understanding of what their patient needs. Maybe it’s a Technician who has overcome barriers to allow them to carry out their duties, or Technicians who consistently produce excellent and innovative devices? Well now is your chance to give them something back by nominating them for the Limbcare Technician of the Year Award.

The prize is £400 and the Technician can be nominated by anyone, be it a Manager, a Clinician, a fellow Technician or a Patient or User. Limbcare will shortlist 3 Technicians before deciding the winner and the 2 runners-up will also receive a cash prize.

To nominate your Technician of the Year simply tell us in under 400 words why they should win this award. Send your entry together with a completed Nomination Detail Form to the BAPO Secretariat at the address below. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from the BAPO website or click here

Please send your nomination to:

Limbcare Technician of the Year Award 2012

British Association of Prosthetists & Orthotists (BAPO)

Sir James Clark Building, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley,

Renfrewshire, PA1 1TJ

Tel: 0141 561 7217 Fax: 0141 561 7218

Email: [email protected] Web:

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