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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...
  • 11 June 2015
    The guidelines urge clinicians to provide exercise advice Published today, the standards focus on improving the overall care of adults with osteoarthritis and the management of their condition. The standards aim to improve symptom control, promote self-...
  • 4 June 2015
    Anne MacMillan (physio), Jenny Bayliss (OT), Zoe O’Reilly (OT), Dorinda Moffatt (physio), Anne Hughes (OT) and Jaqui Maggs (OT) Dorinda Moffatt is a palliative care specialist physiotherapist at the Prospect Hospice in Swindon and the only full-time...
  • 2 June 2015
    AGILE is offering two research grants, of up to £2,500 each, for a maximum of a year, to support a research project related to physiotherapy for older people. The scheme is not intended to provide funding for clinical audit, undergraduate or postgraduate...
  • 1 June 2015
    Please click on the link below to access the report which benchmarks the care of older people in a vairety of acute settings such as admission avoidance, A&E and inpatient settings.
  • 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...