National ODP Day 2021

14 – 15 May 2021

A day to celebrate the operating department practitioner profession and for colleagues and the public to find out more about the ODP role.

Live event 7pm

Join our event, livestreamed on YouTube on Friday 14 May, 7–8pm.

This will be a chance to hear from members of the College’s Professional Council about the work they do on your behalf and for them to thank you for all that you do.

Join here

This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating personal and professional diversity’ so we want to encourage ODPs everywhere to share their stories of how they came to the profession and the highlights and challenges of the job. You can submit your story or message in the form below.

And whether you’re an ODP yourself (qualified or training), another healthcare professional, a grateful patient or a proud friend or family member, you can help celebrate this vital group of staff by downloading our graphics and sharing on social media, or printing out some posters to mark the day.

You could even print out one of the photo boards, write your own message and share a selfie on Facebook or Twitter. (And if we all use the #ODPday hashtag we can get it trending again like we did last year!)

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Operating department practitioner Kevin Duff has produced this fantastic video explaining the many roles carried out by ODPs. Many thanks to Kevin for allowing us to share it here!

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