Did you know about WCPT DOVES?

Interested in becoming a PT DOVE?

Expert opinion, on the whole, is a good thing. When used in the right way it is a powerful change tool. Education, quality improvement and service development can take place with a well placed expert.  This is why The WCPT Database of Volunteers and Experts (WCPT DOVES) was created.

It is a database packed full of people who have offered their expertise to help develop our profession internationally. The WCPT are regularly contacted for advice onm

The database was developed because the WCPT is frequently asked for advice physical therapy practice, education, research and policy from member organisations, and organisations/institutes with which WCPT collaborates. There is only so far their internal resources can stretch so they use this database to tap into our expertise to help out.

You can help.

It’s easier than you think to get involved. The sign up process is simple, you choose your privacy level, you choose your level of involvement and you can dip in and out as/when you like. No obligation at all. There are 3 levels of involvement based on your experience levels.

Expert

A member of a WCPT member organisation, who

  • has extensive experience in a specific area of practice;
  • has undertaken further education to enhance their knowledge and skills in a specific area of practice (further education may take the form of academic study and/or continuing professional development); and
  • is recognised by peers to be a national / international expert in a specific area of practice (for example, membership of a recognised special interest group and completion of a programme of specialisation, peer reviewed publications, or references acknowledging the level of experience in the area).

Experienced

A member of a WCPT member organisation, who

  • has experience in a specific area of practice;
  • has undertaken further education to enhance their knowledge in a specific area of practice; (further education may take the form of academic study and/or continuing professional development).

Interested

A member of a WCPT member organisation, who

  • is interested in an area of practice;
  • has undertaken some education to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of their interest.

When you register your profile you choose your privacy level i.e if your information is available publicly or not. It is also important to make clear that it is your responsibility to make sure the terms of your involvement if those seeking your input are made clear. This includes financial involvement. The WCPT is the facilitator in getting two people together and has no involvement in the collaboration.

Learn more about PT DOVE

Looking for something else?

If you are looking for an alternative to the PT DOVE database then perhaps you’d like to consider Physiospot and the Voices columns. We offer a great platform to share your work. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to learn more.

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