Basham Literary Prize 2021

Philip Basham, BA, FInstCh and Jean Basham (nee Truscott), BA, FInstCh, were 2 notable figures for The Institute and what was then the British College of Podiatry, back in the 1970’s. After several years of surgical work, they decided to share their knowledge of surgical procedures in a book, published in 1984; ‘Practical Podiatry’ – one of the earliest UK publications of such guidance.

Philip and Jean held key roles on the IOCP elect committee and contributed highly to education and communication through our quarterly journal “Podiatry Review”. Philip and Jean would award the “Basham Literary Prize” annually for an outstanding published article in the Review. A tradition we continue to honour all they contributed.

This year’s Basham Literary Prize is awarded jointly to Afni Shah-Hamilton and Andy Horwood, for their outstanding series of articles throughout all of this year’s Podiatry Review journals.

Afni’s articles on the role of podiatrists in cancer care, have been extremely well received by colleagues, podiatry students, tissue viability nurses and doctors as well as Macmillan Cancer Research.

Andy has produced highly informative articles on essentials of clinical biomechanics, including the 5-page CPD article on the Venous Foot Pump, for our summer publication.

Many congratulations to both Afni and Andy, for your thoroughly enjoyable articles, and our sincere thanks for your time, commitment and for sharing your expertise.


To read one of their articles visit