Welcome to the South West section of the BAPIO Website.
The BAPIO South West Division was launched in Bristol on 9th May 2009. I am delighted to Chair the division that has a proactive team of dedicated collogues.
The purpose of these divisions spread cross the United Kingdom is to ensure BAPIO is represented locally across the country. The Division is a forum for all of us to come together and share local experiences and at the same time explore opportunities and challenges that faces us in our career. In the changing environment, new colleagues arrive and face isolation for themselves as much as their family members. We endeavor to respond to their needs.
Ours is a collective effort, beyond the usual ‘What’s in it for me’ syndrome to support each other and making our presence felt in the corridors of policy makers and regulators.
My Team is keen to welcome anyone who is will to support and help us in our activities.
BAPIO is a national voluntary organisation promoting professional excellence and leadership for improving patient safety and care. The BAPIO Divisions in the regions of the United Kingdom play a valuable role as they represent the Association. They provide local experience and regional perspective on national issues affecting the International Medical Graduates. More so, each of the Divisions provide ‘an anchor’ to many doctors facing challenges in their career and social network to those who are new to the area.