Thinking about joining the ATOCP? This page will explain the benefits you would receive, the different types of membership that we offer and the methods in which you can join.
What membership offers
Free subscription to our publication which comes out three times a year and Guidelines of Good Practise for Physiotherapists Working in Orthopaedic.
Educational evenings and events are organised throughout the year. This ranges from evening lectures to our annual conference.
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.
Regional network There are regional groups across the UK: London, Northern and Scotland. There are also close links with Belfast. Each has a committee and a representative who actively participates in the ATOCP Executive Committee. This ensures that close links are maintained across the group.
Publications All members are able to contribute to the magazine, to publish audits, advertise lectures, courses garner opinion from colleagues.
Who can join
Individuals with an interest in Orthopaedics are welcome to join the ATOCP.
Full membership - £20 (open to all Chartered Physiotherapists)
Student membership/Associate membership - £10
Retired membership - £10
N.B. there is an additional £2 admin fee for cheque payments
How to join Online
This is the easiest and quickest way to join, using our secure online process. It typically takes 3-5 minutes (if you already have a CSP website account) and access to ATOCP member content on the website is immediate.
If you do not have a CSP website account you will need to create one first, to do so click on 'Register' and again follow the instructions. If you have an account but have forgotten your login details, click on 'login' and then click on 'reset your password'. You will get an email to enable you to reset your password.
Applicants holding a non UK bank account can only be made using the paper application process.
Cancellation of Membership: If you are unable to continue your membership with the ATOCP then please cancel the direct debit payment yourself with your bank before the next payment is due. This generates an automatic message to inform the membership secretary of termination of the payment.
Standing orders will no longer be accepted after April 2020. Please cancel any SO due to come out of your account after the end of March as membership at this point can only be via Go Cardless payments and your membership will be cancelled unless paid in this way (and you may still be charged). Please cancel SO directly with your bank-we are unable to do so.
Expectations of members:
Participation in regional group activities and attendance at national conferences and the AGM. Members are also encouraged to network through national and regional groups to facilitate good practice.
Please download and complete the application form below if you do not wish to join online. Contact us if you have any questions or require further information about membership.