A physiotherapist specialising in upper limbs is needed to help develop a guideline for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The National Guideline Centre (NGC) has been commissioned by NICE to develop a guideline on hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement.
‘We’re recruiting for clinicians and specialists with experience and knowledge in hip, knee and shoulder joint replacements to become guideline committee members,’ said NGC project manager Meredith Faust.
Orthopaedic triage ESP
In addition, an extended scope practitioner with expertise in orthopaedic triage will be co-opted as a committee member.
They will join up to five orthopaedic surgeons, an occupational therapist, a pre-assessment nurse, an anaesthetist and a commissioner.
CSP head of research and development Ruth ten Hove said: ‘Rehabilitation is a critical component of any joint replacement pathway.
‘This is an opportunity for physiotherapists with experience and knowledge to contribute to shaping best practice, nationally.’
The closing date for applications is 5 February with interviews on 6–8 March.
The committee’s work will start at the beginning of April and will last for 18 months. Committee members are expected to attend 13 day-long meetings.
The position of committee member is unpaid, although expenses are met.
Any enquiries by email to Meredith Faust at Meredith.Faust@rcplondon.ac.uk
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