ACPEA AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
SUPPORT MEMBERS IN THEIR WORK/PRACTICE:
- Influence workforce planning to ensure the Equine Facilitated Physiotherapy (EFPT) professional is fit for the future.
- Support ACPEA members to resolve clinical and practice development problems.
DEVELOP AND USE EVIDENCE TO PROMOTE THE CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF EFPT:
- Support members in developing the knowledge and confidence to present the case for clinical and cost effective EFPT to decision makers and commissioners of physiotherapy services.
- Promote advanced equine facilitated physiotherapy practitioner posts.
- Represent ACPEA members’ interests in the changing healthcare and political environment through campaigning and partnership working.
STRENGTHEN THE INFLUENCE AND PROFILE OF ACPEA & EFPT:
- Strengthen public understanding of EFPT in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions affecting adults and children, including musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
- Promote to role of EFPT in encouraging physical activity in support of public health.
- Forge and generate new strategic alliances with professional bodies; patient bodies; organisations and third sectors who share the same key patient or client pathways.
- Maintain and develop close links with other relevant organisations, including, and not exclusive to Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), CSP professional networks, National Health Service (NHS), Local government authorities, Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI), Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), Equine Facilitated Therapy network (EFT), Equine Facilitated Occupational Therapy UK (EFOT-UK) and Equine Facilitated Speech and Language Therapists (EFSLT).
INCREASE ACPEA MEMBERS ACTIVE ENGAGAGEMENT:
- Increase ACPEA member engagement within regions via regional reps and provide them with support for their local influencing and campaigning. Ensure members from minority groups have equal opportunity to influence ACPEA policy and participate in ACPEA.
- Empower and equip ACPEA members to become locality active on promoting EFPT as key to quality patient/client care.
- Deliver ACPEA priorities through multiagency partnership working.
- Provide support, resources and networking opportunities for Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and Chartered Physiotherapists and associates members working in the specialist field of EFPT and horse riders with a range of abilities.
- Ensure Executive and Training and Education are developed and equipped to provide the best possible services to ACPEA members.
ENSURE SUSTAINED ORGANISATIONAL SUCCESS:
- Increase the visibility, awareness and access of the extensive range of ACPEA information, toolkits and services to members.
- Improve the targeting of members services to their needs.
- Ensure mechanisms are in place to effectively consult and communicate with ACPEA members (e.g., website and regional representatives).
- Generate external and strategic partnerships in order to increase member and non-member-based income and capacity.
- Evaluate and refine our operational effectiveness to enhance outcomes.