Good Wishes for the Festive Season!

I’m sure you are all looking forward to a break as we approach the festive season and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who have worked so hard to support PraxisAuril activities this year, volunteer and exec team alike – and to all of you who have participated in them.


A full schedule of training events and our biggest ever conference successfully delivered online in 2021 with such excellent engagement from all participants – everyone is getting quite good at virtual participation these days!  The KE Awards last month, supported by UKRI,  were truly inspiring – so many brilliant stories of excellence in knowledge exchange shining through again this year.  An increasingly wide range of KE activities were represented across all categories and it was very encouraging to see examples of best practice in EDI in many of those.  We have a great opportunity to showcase and as a sector learn from so many of these outstanding projects and initiatives – and will be doing more work at PrA to raise awareness of them over the coming year.


We’d like to thank you all for your day-to-day engagement with sector initiatives, most notably the KE Concordat which has been a constant theme to our policy and stakeholder activity this year. I know that Tamsin, in particular, is very grateful to so many PraxisAuril members who have spent a great deal of time with the KE project group, led by UUK, to shape and deliver that particular project


2022 looks very exciting already with a hybrid schedule of events in place – a mix of F2F and online to ensure that as many of you as possible can participate - and the planned launch of an online learning platform that will allow PrA to extend its offering to include a range of new delivery formats and services focussed on professional development in KE.  Our 20th anniversary approaches and we are looking forward to celebrating with you in June as we reflect both on how far our sector has evolved during that time and we anticipate the next twenty years and all the exciting innovations that will undoubtedly follow. 


We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and in the meantime all good wishes for the festive season!


Maxine Ficarra

PraxisAuril CEO