The Saw Doctors performing at Cambridge Folk Festival.
Photo © Bryan Legard
Taryn Richards of the Juniper Chamber Orchestra playing the flute.
Photo © DeaAKAGossamer
Lip Service Theatre Company (Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding) performing Horror for Wimps.
Photo © Doug Currie
Dancer at the World Performing Arts Festival 2006.
Photo © Waheed Khalid
Photo © Catherine Loh
To apply to join the BAPAM Directory of Specialists and Practitioners, print the application form (Word document) (or PDF format), sign and return it to us with copies of your qualifications, PI insurance certificate and proof of membership of an appropriate professional body.
Your application will be considered by our Medical Committee. If we need more information we'll contact you.
BAPAM provides free medical assessments and specialist referrals (including for affordable ongoing treatment) for full or part-time professional, and student performing artists, plus production crew with work-related health problems.
The BAPAM Directory of Specialists and Practitioners lists information about clinical specialists, GPs and health care practitioners working with performing artists around the UK and Ireland. The Directory is available online (you can choose not to be listed online if you prefer). It is also a resource for doctors assessing performers at BAPAM clinics, and is used by BAPAM to provide information in response to queries from performers, practitioners, colleges, employers etc.
In order to qualify for entry in the BAPAM Directory, you will need the following:
- An appropriate professional qualification
- Registration with an appropriate accrediting body
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Interest in and prior experience of treating performing artists
- Attendance at a BAPAM Induction Day. This is offered free to BAPAM Directory applicants as a way of introducing you to BAPAM’s aims and operations.
- If you work in private practice, willingness to offer a reduction of at least 30% on your standard professional fees for performing artists
- Ability to demonstrate ongoing CPD training, including attendance on at least one BAPAM Training Day every two years.
We provide a free induction day for practitioners joining our Directory. The event is a great introduction to performing arts medicine, and the work that BAPAM does, as well as an opportunity to meet colleagues from this fascinating area of health care. Please take a look at the Induction Day Syllabus for more information.
If you would like to know more, please email email@example.com or give us a call on 020 7404 5888.