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  • 13 August 2013
    Download the NICE guidance below The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) set the standards to improve the care of people in England with the incurable skin condition. From now on people diagnosed with the condition should receive...
  • 17 June 2013
    Janet Thomas, chair of AGILE, the CSP professional network for physiotherapists working with older people, welcomed  a call patients for patients to be provided with appropriate walking aids, if they had been admitted to hospital ‘out of hours’. The...
  • 10 June 2013
    CSP chief excecutive Phil Gray (above) challenged commitments made by health secretary Jeremy Hunt Mr Gray told Mr Hunt that the ‘appalling’ term ‘bed-blockers’ should not be used to describe vulnerable older people. He also asked if more funding would...
  • 3 April 2013
    CSP's Agile network has endorsed the new NICE quality standard for people with dementia The two quality standards, published today by the newly re-named National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), focus on Supporting people with dementia...
  • 26 September 2012
    Specialist physio services play a critical role in helping stroke survivors regain mobility and independence The fourth edition of the UK national clinical guideline for stroke, launched on 27 September, calls on commissioners to purchase stroke services...
  • 17 September 2012
    Attendees were provided with the CSP’s evidence-based briefing ‘Physiotherapy Works: Fragility Fractures and Falls’.   They were told about the recently published guidelines for the physiotherapy management of older people at risk of falling, which...
  • 17 August 2012
    More than 400 people signed up for the event held at The Peak leisure centre in Stirling, taking part in short sessions on activities including Tai Chi, Zumba Gold, Otago, pilates and line dancing.   Physiotherapy staff running the day linked up...
  • 17 August 2012
    Organisations across 15 European regions will take part in the collaboration with senior physios, health professionals and researchers
  • 17 August 2012
    The UK Stroke and Exercise Forum, meeting on Thursday at the World Congress on Healthy Ageing in Glasgow, agreed there was a need for an integrated pathway to encourage stroke survivors to be more physically active.   Stroke rehab guidance Dr...
  • 17 August 2012
    Speaking at the World Congress on Active Ageing in Glasgow on Wednesday, physiotherapist Lynn Rochester, Professor of Human Movement Science at Newcastle University, said there was a complex relationship between gait, mobility and falls which was only...
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