Honorary Members and Awards
The CSP meets twice a year to consider nominations of members of the CSP for Fellowship of the CSP or Distinguished service awards. In addition, members can be nominated for a national award, such as an MBE, which is done through the Cabinate Office, but the CSP will write a nomination letter in support of the application.
This is a really fantastic opportunity for us as members of ACPAT, to reward our fellow members who we feel have done a good job. It may be someone who has taught you and inspired you, or just a colleague who you feel has worked tirelessly and should be honoured accordingly.
This is a way in which we can throw light on our members and what they do, and it is a great way to get really good publicity and raise our profile as a specialist interest group.
All you need to do is to put forward a nomination to the ACPAT committee via our Secretary Sharon Morgan. You must then write a letter of citation, stating why you are nominating the individual. The CSP members area has all of the details there to help you with this, but Alison Bates on the ACPAT committee has been liaising with the CSP awards committee and has now got an idea of what is required. She will be very happy to help. The main thing is that we need your nominations, so start 2012, by putting forward a worthy ACPAT member.
Award from LFC Graybrooks.
LFC Graybrooks have kindly donated a £500 Training Bursary to ACPAT members.
2011 Winners of the Graybrooks awards were:-
Canine Day (£250)- Michelle Brooker and Equine Day- Etti Cook (£250)
2012 This year the LFC Graybrooks award will go partly to the member of the year and two smaller awards will also be distributed this year.
Mary Bromiley MBE (2011)
If you are interested in Animal Rehabilitation this name will probably be familiar to you. Mary was nominated by a number of organisations for her work in promoting and developing animal physiotherapy and as one of the founding members of ACPAT she will always be an important member of our organisation. Mary Bromiley has been awarded a fellowship of the CSP
Letter from Mary Bromiley regarding the development of her career and the beginnings of ACPAT
Distinguished service Awards
To acknowledge and honour members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, who have contributed outstanding service to the Society or excellence in an area of service to the benefit of others.
for more information use the link DSA
Fellowship of the CSP
A Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is awarded by Council on the recommendations of the Professional Awards Committee in accordance with the Royal Charter and Bye-Laws and these regulations.
An applicant or nominee for award of Fellowship, (or Self Nomination) must be a Member of at least ten years standing who has advanced the profession as a whole, by forwarding the boundaries of professional knowledge and/or furthering the aims of the profession and the Society.
For more information, please see the Fellowship Awards pack on the CSP website.
Member of the year Award
This is an annual award with nominations from the membership for the member who has done the most for the profession in the past year.
Member of the year 2010 – Kate Hesse
Other Members nominated
Jackie Grant (Maidstone)
Example of Kates Nomination
I would like to nominate Kate for the following reasons:
1 - Her hard work and motivation during her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the RVC which gained her student of the year 2009.
2 - She was awarded best project 2009, for her research which will later be published. This should gain further recognition for the veterinary physiotherapy profession, within the veterinary field.
3 - Her selfless support as a clinical educator to her peers at the RVC during 2008-2009.
4 - Her continued teaching at the RVC on the veterinary physiotherapy course since graduating.
5 - Her presentation of her abstract at BEVA conference this year, once again promoting the profession, and the only ACPAT Cat A to present at this conference.
6 - Workshop report of the 6th International Conference on Equine Locomotion for ACPAT, which was jointly written by Kate for the EVJ in 2008.
Member of the year 2011 – Sonya Nightingale
Other members nominated
Example of Sonya's Nominations
I nominate Sonya Nightingale
We have always had hard working Chairs of ACPAT but Sonya Nightingale is currently making a huge difference. She has decided a policy of keeping in touch with all members on a regular basis such that she unites the membership and keeps us all in aware with current activities. I feel that she is leading a team with some contemporaneous ambitions and is quick to encourage and applaud the achievements of others. I am sure it is her leadership skills that have put ACPAT on an excellent path to direct Physiotherapists as the leaders in Animal Rehabilitation.
Member of the year 2012
Physiotherapy Research Foundation Awards
The CSP Charitable Trust have just published information about this year's Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) awards. There have been some major changes to these awards for 2006, not least the move to a 2-tier application process.
Publish Date: 12 February 2006
Honorary members will be proposed by Committee and elected at an AGM after voting. They will be individuals who have had a direct influence on ACPAT and had significant involvement over a period of time.
Honorary members will receive the ACPAT magazine , access to the members only section of the website and discretionary prices on ACPAT courses.
Honorary members will not have any voting rights and are not allowed to use the letters ACPAT, or the ACPAT logo.