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  • 18 November 2015
    Physiotherapists should build relationships with the social care and voluntary sectors to offer collaborative care and promote self-management
  • 9 November 2015
    Physiotherapists Rob Davies, Mahender Yennaram, Sarah Shutt, Emily England and Hannah McLeman pictured with the 'Get up and go' booklets Read more Get up and go The cost of falls The event took place at Derriford Hospital, part of Plymouth Hospitals...
  • 22 October 2015
    Failure to prevent small problems faced by older people is storing up difficulties for the future The charity’s report on the health and care of older people in England, published on 21 October 2015, says the failure to prevent the small problems faced...
  • 2 October 2015
    Improving length of stay: what can hospitals do? Read the full report below Case studies indicate that these systems do not have to be digital – a whiteboard can easily be updated and changed, according to a report published on 9 September. ‘Real time...
  • 29 September 2015
    Military veterans compete in a static cycling race The games were open to older people living in care homes who competed in a range of activities, including basketball, static cycling and a wheelchair obstacle race. The ex-service men and women came...
  • 23 September 2015
    The guideline recommends that time and encouragement are given to maximise independence and safety at home This is one of the recommendations in a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline that aims to promote high quality home...
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  • 27 August 2015
    The day is about celebrating the contribution of older people and 1 October coincides with the UN Day for Older Persons. The society is promoting a 32-page guide on falls prevention that it produced with consumer magazine Saga. The society’s new Get up...
  • 9 July 2015
    Take a look at the Cost of Falls webpage using the link below The CSP resource enables members to work out the likely number of falls in their area and how much they could save the local NHS by preventing them.
  • 30 June 2015
    Sandra Berry, physio dementia champion at Frimley Park, tries a red frame with Jenny Plummer, physio head of service for medicine The initiative is taking place at Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley, Surrey, part of Frimley Health NHS Trust. The wheeled...
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  • 25 June 2015
    Scotland’s health minister Shona Robison discussed the CSP’s cost of falls calculator with the society’s representatives Kate Bennett, project manager for the CSP’s Physiotherapy Works programme, said: ‘Shona Robison showed an interest in falls...