Call for physios to inspire ‘one-stop shop’ for best clinical care

The CSP wants members to contribute to the development of Inspire, a ‘one-stop shop’ for guidelines relevant to cardio-respiratory physiotherapy.

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Members are invited to comment until 7 November. The completed project will be published in December

Inspire will draw together guidelines accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), including those written by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, the British Thoracic Society and NICE itself.

The project aims to increase awareness about guidelines on treating a wide range of conditions associated with cardio-respiratory illness. These include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, depression and obesity.

‘We really want to hear from as many of our members as possible, so we get a range of input into this project,’ said the CSP’s Carley King. The professional adviser manages Inspire and works with a ‘pivotal’ steering group of nine CSP members.

‘And we very much welcome contributions from people working outside cardio-respiratory care, because they will have ideas about whether a similar resource around their own specialism could be useful.’

Ms King said NICE-accredited guidelines aim to reduce variations in care and deliver the best outcomes for patients.

‘But they aren’t tramlines. They should be used alongside patient preference and clinical judgement, rather than blanket implementation across all scenarios,’ she said.

CSP members have until 7 November to feed in their ideas and comments. Inspire will go live on the CSP website in December.

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by Gill Hitchcock

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