ODPs become the 13th Profession

From the ODP website:

On Monday 18 October 2004, with no fuss or fanfare, the newest profession to regulated by the Health Professional Council came into being.

The AODP, the professional body for ODPs, handed over responsibility for the regulation of the profession to the HPC, whilst maintaining their role as the representatives of the profession.

After decades of work and effort, the ODP has now achieved the same status as those of their fellow Allied Health Professionals and have the protected title of Operating Department Practitioner.

bodyarmour said:
F~~k ODP- OTT Through and Through-ODPs Only fit to wipe Floors (Half a Qualification !)
And obviously easily outsmarted with such a rapier like wit as this is.
Mind you I wonder if being the "thirteenth" profession has a hidden meaning to it 8)
No sh1t sherlock got the papers a few days ago £120 every two years can live with that, AODP not needed any longer, apart from the job page monthly it is arrse.
bodyarmour said:
Yes it does £120 to pay out for "The Honour" + £45 to belong toi AODP !
see youve got your finger on the pulse there Bodyarmour, ODPs no longer have to be members of AODP, prior to becoming the 13th profession, ODPs had to be members of AODP as it was the only way to register and with the Military insisting that all Mil ODPs had to be registered and the majority of Civi hospitals only employing registered ODPs, all had to join the organisation, see how many people actually renew their membership next year though!!

GP Bunny said:
But it pays well on Bank
and it pays amazingly well on agency. :D
So you guys have finally joined the HPC, lucky you. We have been members for a while now & all it means to me is that Civvys can gain access to the web site & find out where I am working (with as many ex's as I have, not really a good idea), & yeh, we have to pay £120 aswell! Bloody rip off.

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