Alan Mount, Professional lead for Operating Department Practice (ODP), based within our School of Allied and Public Health Professions has recently been appointed as Chair of the Education and Standards Committee for the College of Operating Department Practitioners.
Alan’s appointment builds on a sustained impact in the development of the status of the Operating Department Practice profession. For example, he was appointed in 2004 by the Privy Council firstly, as the Alternate Council Member, then as a Full Council Member at the Health and Care Professions Council. During his time in post, he played a key role in the development of the first set of Standards of Proficiency for the profession and Standards of Continuous Professional Development. His expertise in these areas has prompted numerous invitations for Alan to present at national conferences over the years, and to support the approval of courses at other Universities across the United Kingdom.
He was awarded the Fellowship of the College in May 2004 for services to the Operating Department Practice profession.
Professor Christopher Burton, Head of the School of Allied and Public Health Professions said:
“Alan’s appointment as Chair of this important committee reflects his high standing within the profession. I’m delighted that his expertise continues to shape the development of the Operating Department Practice profession not only at Canterbury Christ Church University, but across the United Kingdom. He’s a fantastic role model for our students, who we hope will continue in his path to lead the development of the profession”.
The College of Operating Department Practitioners can be found online at the following link: https://www.unison.org.uk/at-work/health-care/representing-you/unison-partnerships/codp/
Information about our Operating Department Practice courses can be found at this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/about-us/faculties-schools-and-departments/faculty-of-medicine-health-and-social-care/school-of-allied-and-public-health-professions