All you need to know about the ATOCP

The Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists' interest lies in orthopaedics - inpatients and outpatients, elective and trauma.

We offer our members a valuable service, providing them with our magazine and guidelines for practise, running events such as study days, lectures and our annual conference.

Our Mission Statement 

To be recognised as a world class network, facilitating evidence based excellent patient care, in trauma and orthopaedic physiotherapy’

The ATOCP Strategy 2018-2020 

Our strategy can be downloaded below. 

Our network, services and resources

Regional network

There are regional groups across the UK providing regular educational and networking events.  Some branches are well established, active branches and others have recently formed.  Each branch has a committee and a representative who actively participates in the ATOCP Executive Committee. This ensures that close links are maintained across the group.

For further information regarding local activities and the regional committee, please contact:

Edinburgh                    Nina Chalmers            ATOCPEdinburgh@hotmail.com

North East                    Jacqueline Claydon    Northeast@atocp.org

North West                   Julie Blackburn            Julie.blackburn2@nhs.net

Oxford                           Jon Room                      oxfordatocp@gmail.com

London                          Anthony Gilbert           atocplondon@gmail.com

South                             Steve Sampson            stephen.sampson@poole.nhs.uk

South West  Severn    Sarah Marshall

South West Peninsula 

Northern Ireland      Brenda Hardy

We are in the process of setting up more regional ATOCP branches and would love to hear from you if you would be interested in helping with this. 

Peer support/mentorship

Members have access to local and regional committee members for advice and support. The CSP holds an up-to-date list of names and addresses of the ATOCP Executive Committee.

Promoting research

ATOCP promotes research and the sharing of information through its regional and national networks. Examples of evidence-based guidelines are published in the ATOCP magazine eg Guidelines for the management of osteo-arthritis of the knee and total knee replacements.

Research/education awards

£2,000 sponsorship is available each year to assist funding of education and research. Please see sponsorship contact details in the AOCP magazine.

Published evidence-based material

The Executive Committee have recently edited the Fracture chapter for the 14th Edition of Tidy’s Physiotherapy


All CSP members with a special interest in orthopaedics are welcome to join, please visit the 'Join us' page for more details.


Attached below is the current constitution which governs the work and the structures of the ATOCP.