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  • 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...
  • 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...
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