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  • 19 May 2015
    Maureen Watt said that all too often AHPs are the unsung heroes of our NHS Three AHP improvement advisers will be appointed to the three-year active and independent living programme, with a remit of making sure that best practice examples are adopted...
  • 16 May 2015
    Members of Northumbria trust's award-winning team including physio Marie Constable (front, second from left) The award went to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust’s hip quality improvement programme for delivering better care for people with broken hips...
  • 7 May 2015
    Ruth ten Hove said a fracture liaison service is an opportunity for physiotherapists to provide preventive advice about osteoporosis and falls Members of the working group which developed the resources included Ruth ten Hove, the CSP’s head of practice...
  • 13 April 2015
    Which is the most effective treatment for osteoarthritis patients, and why? Produced through the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnerships, the survey asks health professionals, carers and patients for their most pressing questions around...
  • 27 March 2015
    Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death in people over 75 in the UK That is one of the recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in its new quality standard for falls in older people. NICE says...
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  • 24 March 2015
    Only 36 per cent of councils mentioned osteoarthritis in their joint strategic needs assessments The charity’s report A Fair Assessment? analysed the joint strategic needs assessments (JSNA) of 152 local authorities. Councils have a statutory...
  • 20 March 2015
    Physiotherapists and primary health practitioners can save lives by making common-sense suggestions. Photo: Age UK The guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is intended for health, social care and voluntary sector...
  • 27 February 2015
    The government announced dementia training for NHS staff alongside £300 million for research and medical innovation for dementia Carley King, CSP professional adviser, said this should be particularly valuable to physiotherapists who do not work directly...
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  • 23 February 2015
    The NAIC will give CCGs, Local Authorities and Health and Well-being Boards the evidence to evaluate Better Care Fund investment in intermediate care and provide valuable evidence to use in reviewing intermediate care service provision, helping...
  • 8 February 2015
    Registration is now open for the new and improved 2015 UK Parkinson’s Audit, the recognised quality improvement tool in the field of Parkinson’s disease. We are keen to attract participation from all areas to enable true UK-wide benchmarking of these...