Get the recognition you deserve!
The annual iO Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the very best in the profession. Being an iO Award winner, runner-up or short-listed nominee is a great way to demonstrate to patients that you’re an osteopath at the forefront of the profession, as well as rewarding the hard work and innovation that is driving osteopathy forward. This is also your chance to congratulate your peers who deserve recognition for their work with patients, colleagues and the reputation of osteopathy. Please find a list of the award categories and the relevant application forms below.
- Principal of the Year
- Associate of the Year
- Research in Practice Award
- Communities of Practice Award
- Practice of the Year
- The President’s Medal
- Rising Stars
iO Convention takes place this year on 20 – 22nd October 2017. The iO Awards evening will be taking place on Saturday 21st October at the Grange Hotel, St Pauls, London. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to join us at the annual convention gala dinner and awards ceremony. Entering the awards is free of charge and there are no limit to the number of categories you can enter or nominate someone for. The closing date for nominations is Friday 25th August 2017.
We are looking for practice principals who are committed to developing their associates and staff whilst offering the best possible treatment to patients. Principals that have introduced innovative ways to run their practices, who work with other health professions and local communities, and demonstrate excellence in the promotion of osteopathy and their practice. The winner will receive a year’s free membership of the iO.
This award recognises the associate who represents the highest standards of the profession, providing first class treatment for patients, contributing to the success of the practice, and showing dedication to their own professional development. It rewards hard work, innovation and a positive attitude towards patient care and supporting colleagues. The winner will also receive a year’s free membership of the iO.
This award recognises an individual who has used research, either their own or others, to inform the way that they or others practice osteopathy and provide the best possible treatment for patients. You can nominate yourself or others, and will need to explain how the research was used and the outcomes you achieved. The winner will have their project profiled in Osteopathy Today, and will receive a year’s free membership of the iO.
Communities of Practice and Regional Societies do an incredible job of bringing osteopaths together to learn, share good practice, network and support one-another. This award will be won by the regional society or community of practice that provides the most outstanding contribution to the profession, so if your society is well run, innovative and helping to support other osteopaths then nominate them to receive the recognition they deserve. The winning society will receive a £500 prize to use for the benefit of their members.
This category celebrates osteopathic practices who provide excellent customer care, encourages and uses patient feedback, and demonstrates a commitment to developing the standards of their service in line with the iO Patient Charter.This is an excellent opportunity to receive positive publicity for the practice, and nominations can be made by a representative of the practice or by others.
This category will be decided by the iO Council and will be awarded to the member who is considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Nominations for this award are invited and will be considered by the iO Council.
Sponsored by Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy The osteopathic educational institutions will be invited to put forward their top graduate from their 2016/17 graduating class. These osteopaths, who are just joining the profession, will have already demonstrated a passion for osteopathic practice, combined with outstanding academic achievement, clinical skill and patient care.
The closing date for all nominations is Friday 25th August 2017.