WHAT ARE THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF BAHT?
- To advance and promote the study and general knowledge of treatment of the hand.
- To publicise and promote understanding and information in order to encourage high standards of care and research in this field.
THE STRATEGIC PLAN
This plan reports on the progress with the aims and objectives and is reported quarterly in the chairman's report in the British Journal of Hand Therapy and at the BAHT Annual General Meetings. Download strategic plan.
HOW DOES BAHT ACHIEVE ITS AIMS AND OBJECTIVES?
BAHT is made up of its members and three committees:
- The Executive Committee
- The Education Sub-Committee
- The Clinical Evidence Committee
Each committee is made up of volunteer members who are elected to the committee at the AGM for a term of three years.
The Executive Committee's responsibility is to promote the objectives and manage the resources of BAHT. They meet regularly through the year to review progress, to assess applications for bursaries, to address current events that may have an implication for hand therapists and BAHT and to progress the aims and objectives of the current strategic plan.
The Education Sub-Committee aims to promote and facilitate post-graduate hand therapy education. The ESC also meets on a regular basis to discuss validation of courses, to evaluate and assess course effectiveness and to develop the route to Accredited Hand Therapist.
The Clinical Evidence Committee aims to support the development of research capacity and knowledge generation within hand therapy and are involved in the evaluation of submissions for research grants and in guiding further research development.