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  • 13 January 2017
    This quality standard covers interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older, and how to identify those at risk of a decline. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does...
  • 19 December 2016
    Joining using the paper application gives you a membership from January to December.  Therefore this is now due for renewal. Application form is on the website. If you would like to join via the on-line method, details are also on the website....
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  • 16 December 2016
    The British Geriatrics Society is has published its 'Principles and Standards' of good healthcare for older people, with a particular focus on those living with frailty.   
  • 8 December 2016
    The standard recommends activities such strength and resistance exercises This is according to a new quality standard published on 5 December by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It focuses on interventions that could help to...
  • 1 December 2016
    A new joint report from the Royal College of GPs and the British Geriatrics Society has been published, showcasing how GPs and geriatricians are collaborating to design and lead innovative schemes to improve the provision of integrated care for older...
  • 12 August 2016
    The redesigned model now makes it as easy to use as possible It shows that across the UK there is potential to save 160,000 falls each year, equating to a cost saving of £252 million to NHS services. A webinar, aimed at helping CSP members to make...
  • 9 August 2016
    UK Parkinson's Audit: a call to action and an opportunity to put best practice in place The 2015 UK Parkinson’s Audit of the care provided to nearly 9,000 people with the condition found that for 15 per cent of patients the physiotherapist used no...
  • 29 July 2016
    Carley King: These NICE quality standards are highly relevant to physiotherapy staff This is one of the proposals from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in a draft quality standard for the prevention of falls for older people...
  • 28 July 2016
    RoSPA’s public health adviser said falls are by far the single largest cause of A&E attendances The work will be part of RoSPA’s Stand Up, Stay Up project. It aims to raise awareness of how to prevent falls. The CSP is supporting the scheme and will...
  • 22 July 2016
    Karen Middleton: Physios are involved in discharges and there are some excellent examples of good practice. Parliament’s public accounts committee has given NHS England until January 2017 to report back on what steps it has taken to increase the pace of...
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