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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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  • 19 January 2015
    Physio Bhanu Ramaswamy represented the CSP on the development group The European physiotherapy guideline for Parkinson’s disease is the first of its kind. Endorsed by the CSP, it provides recommendations that are applicable to international healthcare...
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  • 24 November 2014
    Physio specialist and dementia champion Karen Duncan Allied Health Professionals Dementia Champions: Agents of Change provides examples of how allied health professionals in Scotland have supported dementia patients and their families. The document...
  • 27 October 2014
    CSP assistant director Sue Hayward-Giles: 'Physiotherapy intervention is absolutely critical in preventing falls' The briefing was developed by Agile, the society’s professional network for physiotherapists working with older people. It shows how...
  • 16 October 2014
    Residents of Cambridge will get their care from the new consortium UnitingCare Partnership has been selected out of three contenders as the preferred bidder for a five-year, £800 million contract to provide older people's healthcare and adult community...
  • 16 October 2014
    Physio Adrian Fisk talks to older people at an event by Age Morgannwg in Pontypridd Activities were held across all four countries, with physiotherapy staff eagerly handing out the CSP’s Physiotherapy works ‘talking about your generation’ leaflet. CSP...
  • 14 October 2014
    John Young. Photo: Simon Hadley That was the message from John Young, NHS England’s national clinical director for integration and frail elderly. He explained that frailty is a distinctive health state related to the ageing process, and involves multiple...
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  • 14 October 2014
    Nicola Hunter Nicola Hunter, a former chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE), said emitting a groan when lifting or carrying something meant remedial action was required. ‘You are not allowed...
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