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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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How to Apply

Application Procedure:

Email the completed application form and the attachments listed below, to

You will receive confirmation of receipt of the email.

Your email should have the following attachments:

  1. A copy of the application form including your identifying data (page 1)
  2. A copy of the application form excluding your identifying data (omitting your name, contact details and BAHT number from page 1)
  3. Your CV
  4. Copies of any course information/content.

Applications must follow the procedures outlined on this website.  Any queries about the application process should be forwarded to the Director of Bursaries. A sample application form can be downloaded here.

The same application form should be used for any of the educational bursaries. For ease, the term ‘project’ has been used to describe the purpose of the bursary (eg course, conference, travel etc).

Please maintain anonymity throughout, inlcuding the geographical location of your workplace.

The BAHT Executive Committee (EC) aims to consider every bursary application in an anonymous and objective manner, therefore giving a fair opportunity for all members to apply and be successful in their application.

Applications that are not anonymous, that do not provide the attachments outlined above or exceed the 500 word (+/- 10%) word count in the supporting statement will not be marked.

The applicant will be informed if their application does not meet the criteria. The applicant can resubmit an amended application for the next deadline. Late applications may be held until the next deadline.

You will be sent a letter to inform you of the result of your application. If you have been successful, your letter will have a section that you need to sign and return, stating that you agree with the terms and conditions of a successful application.Alternatively, you could scan the signed document and email it to

You will receive the funds on completion of your course and submitting your report as well as the reciepts of the expenses you have claimed. This funding is available on the understanding that the money will be refunded if for any reason the purpose of the bursary is not carried out.

Within a month of completing your project/course you must email a report to the Director of Bursaries.

Download Bursary Application Form