What are the different types of membership the ACPWH offers?

1. Membership

Membership of the association is open to annually subscribing chartered physiotherapists who have completed the University of Bradford Postgraduate Certificate ‘Physiotherapy in Women’s Health’ or ‘Continence for Physiotherapists’.

Chartered Physiotherapists who completed the theory and practice core modules of either of the above certificates and commenced their studies before September 2008 are also eligible for membership.

Also qualifying for this category:

 

  1. Previous members of the Obstetric Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (OACP)
  2. Retired chartered physiotherapists who prior to retirement were members of the association
  3. Annually subscribing chartered physiotherapists who have completed one of the following courses:

 

 

  • ACPOG Part 1
  • ACPOG Foundation
  • ACPWH Post- registration course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • PACE accredited Continence Course
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Development in Health: Continence (University of East London)
  • Physiotherapy in Women’s Health course (University of Bradford) prior to accreditation of the modules at Masters level

 

The six programmes mentioned above are historical courses which are no longer in existence. Completion of these programmes conferred eligibility for membership at that time.

 

An alternative route for this category:

The physiotherapist can submit a portfolio or evidence of published works relevant to the specialty of women’s health and judged by the association to be of an acceptable standard.

Details on this method of entry are available from the Chair of the ESC

AGM and voting rights

In this category the member may attend the AGM and has the right to vote

 

2. Affiliate membership

This is available to:

  • Annually subscribing chartered physiotherapists who are not included in the above category
  • Annually subscribing members of the Irish Society of Physiotherapists
  • Retired chartered physiotherapists who are not included in the above category
  • Students and new graduate chartered physiotherapists(up to two years post-registration)

AGM and voting rights

In this category the affiliate may attend the AGM and have voting rights

3. Associate membership

This is available to:

  • Graduate registered physiotherapists who are not CSP members
  • Retired physiotherapists who are not CSP members
  • Educational establishments
  • Corporate institutions and industrial and pharmaceutical companies whose activities are compatible with the aims of ACPWH

AGM and voting rights

Associate members may not attend the AGM except by special invitation and have no voting rights.