British Association of Hand Therapists


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Courses / conferences

NEW COURSE: 13th Southampton Hand Course - 'Hand Emergencies'

Login to the members area to download our AGM Minutes 2017 

Have your say in the future of physiotherpy - Physiotherapy Priority Setting Partnership: Final Workshop

More exciting BAHT Level I & II Validated Courses added - view details

iSARAH, RA Hand Exercise Training, free online course for Physios and OTs

View details of the next Midlands Regional Group meeting in Nottinham




Postoperative Hand Therapy Practice Patterns Following Trapeziectomy - Please·take part in this student survey - deadline·22/12/2017

Starting out in Research - 2 short courses on Getting Started



The Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (Nottingham) have recently launched the HandSRev database. This is a listing of systematic reviews relevant to hand surgery (and hand therapy). An excellent resource and great place to start when looking for the latest evidence...

Useful document with staffing recommendations in hand therapy: Hand surgery in the UK: Manpower, resources, standards and training (BSSH 2007)

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BAHT Awards

The Natalie Barr Award

The Natalie Barr Award is a long term achievement award to recognise a BAHT member who has made a substantial contribution to hand therapy. This award has only been given eight times in BAHT’s history which indicates the significance of the award and the high standard required to achieve this. Nominations can be made by any BAHT member with a proposer and seconder and confirmed by the Executive Committee. Click on Natalie Barr Award Criteria to review the essential and desirable criteria which the nominee should meet and which the proposer should evidence in the application form.

You can now read the profiles of some of our winners from the blue links below:

Click here to download nomination form for the Natalie Barr Award

The Hand Therapist of the Year Award

This award can be made annually. Nominations can be made by any BAHT member with a proposer and seconder and confirmed by the Executive Committee.

The recipient must be a BAHT member and is deemed to have made a contribution to hand therapy during the year of the award beyond that which would be expected in the course of normal working practice.  This may include charitable work.

Previous winners:

  • Meryl Glover
  • Sarah Mee

Click here to download nomination form for the HTOTY Award

Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) Award 

These awards recognise that an individual therapist has achieved a standard of education within hand therapy. Therapists can gain points towards accreditation by attending BAHT courses and passing the course exams and coursework, by relevant evaluated prior learning or by completing Hand Therapy MSc modules.  See the education section for further details on how to work towards accreditation. 

BAHT is very proud of this award and has strived towards increased recognition of this award and over more recent years therapists from around the World have attended BAHT courses as their reputation has spread.

AHT Award Members :

  • Bridget Ellis
  • Nikki Burr
  • Katherine Butler
  • Fiona Cashin
  • Nicole Glassey
  • Jo Ellis
  • Marion Murray
  • Sue Kennedy
  • Jean Cahill
  • Lynne Prosser
  • Nicola Cook
  • Sarah Thomson
  • Laura Pitcher
  • Fiona Kidd
  • Ella Donnison
  • Debbie Larson
  • Lisa Girvan
  • Sheena McKay
  • Mohamud Amin (Associate)
  • Kathy Whalley
  • Pascalle Smith
  • Helen Petherick
  • Leanne Miller
  • Deborah Miles
  • Gemma Mottern (Associate)
  • Rachel Capp
  • Megan Blakeway
  • Sarah Mee
  • Rosie Dear
  • Julie Bray
  • Bhavana Jha
  • Sarah Hazelden
  • Joseph Goodwin
  • Andrew Makaka
  • Daniel Harte
  • Paula Minchin
  • Janey Milligan
  • Mary Calvey
  • Gertie McAlister
  • Alison Hunter
  • Katrina Fraser
  • Hayley Smith
  • Megan Whitfield
  • Eman Al-Tarifi (Associate)
  • Helen Bateman
  • Kristen Samu
  • Rachael Bamford
  • Catherine Manley
  • Nick Gape
  • Amanda Kyle
  • Leticia Costalago
  • Georgina Tyrrell
  • Samantha Cook
  • Mark Ashwood
  • Vedanette Potgieter
  • Karen Murphy
  • Sarah Rodgers
  • Anna Stewart
  • Annie Capon
  • Karen Redvers-Chubb
  • Fiona Tunbrige
  • Mandy Sinforiani
  • Lesley Warner - Re-accrediting
  • Kath Yates
  • Angela Henry
  • Katy Sawyer

If you have been awarded AHT and your name is not on this list please contact Eve Dunn at