British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) is a national voluntary organisation established in1996 with a commitment to the principle of providing high quality patient care through the National Health Service (NHS).
BAPIO actively promotes the principles of diversity and equality with the aim of “Empowering doctors and dentists to be beacons of leadership and professional excellence.”
Over the years the Association has grown in stature and influence. It is represented through active divisions covering all the English Regions as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is now one of the largest organisations of its type in the country.
BAPIO is a non-party political membership organisation. It actively contributes to the cause of promoting access to better health care globally and responds to aid victims of natural disasters in the world.
Four Pillars of BAPIO Strategy
Education & Training
International work & charity
BAPIO Training Academy
BAPIO Training Academy (BTA) is one of the important pillars of BAPIO strategy to promote professional and clinical excellence. It was launched in 2015 by the chief executive of the NHS Mr Simon Stevens. BAPIO has a large number of members with years of experience working and training in the NHS whilst maintaining close links with the Indian subcontinent. This puts us in a unique position to facilitate a two-way flow of knowledge and expertise between our overseas colleagues and the NHS. The vast talent pool of our trainers is naturally sensitive to training needs of doctors from the Indian subcontinent and we aim to synergize this association.
BAPIO Training Academy is registered with Companies House as Company Limited by Guarantee and is a not-for profit body that meets the approved criteria for benefiting the health of general public. BAPIO Training Academy is an ‘Arm’s Length Body’ of BAPIO.