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Awards, Grants & Prizes

The Limbless Association offers a number of awards, grants and prizes to encourage, promote, recognize and reward excellence in the prosthetic industry and outstanding achievements in the limb-loss and healthcare communities.

Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards

 

The 2014 Awards are proudly supported by Slater & Gordon Lawyers  

Recognising the outstanding achievements of the limb loss community

We are looking for nominations for this year’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards.  This is our annual awards ceremony to recognise and reward outstanding contributions and achievements in the limb-loss and healthcare communities and the Prosthetic and Orthotic Industry.

Nominations are open to amputees of any age, with a civilian or military background and to healthcare professionals who work within the prosthetic and orthotic industry.  An independent panel of judges review the nominations and the winners from each category will be invited along to the Awards Evening (that will coincide with European Limb Loss Day) on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at London South Bank University. 

Nominations are open from 1st September - 1st November 2014. 

If you would like to nominate an inspirational amputee or an outstanding healthcare professional who has gone above and beyond your expectations, please click on the title of the award below to open and download a nomination form.

The award categories for 2014 are:

User Awards

  • Award for Inspiration - awarded to a person with limb-loss who has made a significant contribution to other users over the past year.
  • User Group Achievement – a patient Support Group or User Group that has made a significant contribution to patients within its local area.
  • Inspirational Wheelchair User – awarded to a person who is deemed to be an inspiration to other wheelchair/special seating users.
  • Sam Gallop Lifetime Award – awarded to a person with limb-loss who has made a significant contribution to the limb-loss community over many years.

 

Professional Awards

 

Please complete the form and post it back to Limbless Association, Unit 10, Waterhouse Business Centre, 2 Cromar Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2QE.

You can also attach or include any relevant photographs. If you need to add additional information, please do so on a separate sheet and attach this to the nomination form.

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The BAPO Technician Scholarship Award

This is an annual prize given as part of the British Association of Prothetists and Orthotists (BAPO) Conference for prosthetic or orthotic technicians working in the UK.  It is the largest prize available to technicians and has raised the profile of the vital role they play in the rehabilitation process.

The prize alternates between an all expenses paid trip to the Leipzig Prosthetic Expo (on years that the expo is held) or a European location of the winner's’ choosing (on the years when the Leipzig Expo is not held).

The University of Strathclyde Student Prizes

These are annual prizes given out for outstanding achievements by a first year and a final year student.  The prizes are to recognise and reward excellence in Prosthetics and Orthotics students and to encourage high standards of education within the industry.  The winners are chosen by the University and are presented at the end of the academic year.

The prizes are:

  • £200 for Academic Excellence by a first year student
  • £400 for Best Clinical Performance by a final year student

The University of Salford Student Prizes

These are annual prizes given out for outstanding achievements by a first year and a final year student.  The prizes are to recognise and reward excellence in Prosthetics and Orthotics students and to encourage high standards of education within the industry.  The winners are chosen by the University and are presented at the end of the academic year.

The prizes are:

  • £200 for Academic Excellence by a first year student
  • £400 for Best Clinical Performance by a final year student

The ISPO Award

This is an annual award presented as part of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) UK conference.

The prize is a cheque for £150 for an ISPO member who has been able to demonstrate tangible benefits and results for UK patients specifically in the area of socket comfort.

The Royal College of Surgeons Educational Grant

This is an educational grant of £1,000 that is awarded to sponsor and endorse a three-day course promoting excellence in amputation surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons.  The Limbless Association recognises the vital role that successful surgery plays in the future comfort of patients and we are therefore very proud to sponsor this course.

The BSRM Advanced Prosthetic & Amputee Rehabilitation Course

This is an annual course run by the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) for any clinician involved in amputee rehabilitation and it plays a major role in raising the profile and standard of amputee rehabilitation.  The Limbless Association is proud to annually sponsor this course for £1,000 to ensure that the highest quality of training and development is available to the UK Prosthetic industry.