We Support • Care • Represent • Advise • Protect our Members
The British Osteopathic Association, through its Executive and its elected Council, represents the views of members to the General Osteopathic Council, the Department of Health, local and national government agencies and other professional bodies. Through our representative body, annual convention and publications, we obtain members’ opinions on osteopathic and business issues. We believe our stand-alone independence is vital in carrying out our representational role and we conduct our business on the basis of openness and transparency.
Personal Support and Benefits
The BOA Council, Executive and staff are here to help, support and advise you whatever the problem. We will fight your corner through complaints and disciplinary hearings – we are your friend in time of need.
COSSET Confidential Osteopathic Support for Emotional Trauma – experienced Osteopaths at the end of a telephone line during out of office hours to listen to your problems
Benefits and special offers for members such as the first two months’ premiums free on Dentists’ & General Citadel Income Protection Insurance.
Multi-Therapy Professional Indemnity and Public & Product Liability Insurance with £10 million cover (£5 million for first year graduates) and all the add-ons considered essential for osteopathic practice. Premium for 2011-12 is £20 per month, or £13.00 per month for new 2012 graduates and can be paid with membership by monthly direct debit with no interest or admin charges.
CPD courses and workshops - quality-assured and value for money
Your practice details set up in the find an osteopath section of this website with email and web links, your own text and graphic
Locum and Assistant Placement Scheme – a scheme to help place job seekers and find staff for providers
Reduced cost Streamline credit/debit card facility - please call the office for further details
Savings on many practice services and products through Caradoc, a medicla buying consortium.
Corporate membership of central London club, The New Cavendish, with special accommodation room rates
24-hour legal helpline for professional legal advice on any problem, business or personal
Employment Law – advice and assistance including the supply of model contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures
Health and Safety Law advice and assistance, provision of a model health and safety policy and risk assessment
Business Development Handbook - a definitive handbook which uses best commercial practice and applies this to the needs of osteopathic practice. It has been compiled using the expertise of business coach, James Butler, and of Chief Executive Michael Watson.
BOA website containing a wealth of advice and information on issues affecting osteopathic practice
BOA Annual Convention and Trade Exhibition – workshops, seminars, discussions, contributing to your CPD hours
Osteopathy Today – a news and practice journal produced by the BOA with news, articles and letters for you to keep up to date on changes and developments in osteopathic and business issues. Ten issues per year.
Free classified ad in our monthly journal, Osteopathy Today, and in Marketplace on the BOA website. One free ad in any one 12-month period, max 40 words, subject to available space
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