An overview of AGILE's current work programme and planned intitiatives.
BGS Falls and Bone Health Committee
Involves policy documents/reports, adjudicating conference abstracts and getting involved in organising the annual conference, and updating the Blue Book (best practice for hip fracture). Vicki is currently chair of the committee.
National Projects Officer for Parkinson’s Disease
Several projects are underway involving or led by FL and BR as Parkinson’s Project
Officers for AGILE and also for ACPIN. These include:
1. Both BR and FL are leading or in the working subgroups of the Parkinson’s Excellence
Network – The UK Parkinson's Excellence Network brings together health and social
care professionals to transform care for people affected by Parkinson’s - See more at:
2. FL is the physiotherapy representative to the ongoing national audit of Parkinson’s
services using the Audit tool based on the NICE guidelines for Parkinson’s (2006).
3. FL is the physiotherapy member on the NICE Parkinson’s Guideline Development
Group updating the 2006 NICE Clinical Guideline 35
4. FL continues to represent physiotherapy:
a. As a member of the Clinical Advisory Board for Parkinson’s UK, established in 2011
b. On the Lewy Body Dementia Specialist Advisory Committee To provide professional
mentorship on behalf of the charity as and when required
c. On the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) expert review panel.
d. To work with the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Association to develop guidance for
Physiotherapists working with people with MSA
Completed projects of note:
1. The publication of the ‘European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s diseas’. BR,
FL and Anna Jones represented the CSP (co-ordinated through Ralph Hammond and
Ann Moore) in this guideline development project involving member organisations of the
participating European Region organisations of the World Confederation of Physical
Therapy (ER-WCPT) being led by the Dutch team who provided the first guidelines.
2. BR has published a Prezi detailing Parkinson’s Resources available to help
physiotherapists make clinical decisions. This is available at:
3. BR, FL, Anna Jones and Vicki Goodwin produced information for a Physiotherapy
Works pamphlet on Parkinson’s in time for Parkinson’s Awareness Week in April
2014, available through the CSP.
UK representative of International Association of Physiotherapists working with Older People (IPTOP) and also the new IPTOP website designer. Jill McClintock is IPTOPs Vice Chair
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Year of Care Committee
involves trying to set criteria for stages of and management of PSP. Fiona is the only physio rep on this project
iCSP Older People Network Facilitators
To moderate and facilitate items on the iCSP Older People Network which is owned by AGILE
Public Health England Project
Sarah Di Biase
Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party-RCP
Lou Briggs is currently involved in revising and updating the physiotherapy rehabilitation guidelines along with ACPIN and CSP representatives. This has involved critical review of papers with formulation of evidence tables and amending the current recommendations
RCP Falls and Bone Health Audit
AGILE representative on the RCP FABH audit steering group
National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC)
This project is collaboration between the BGS and the NHS Benchmarking Network.
Acute Frailty Network
Older People's Leaflet - CSP Saga Collaboration