CSP members from the East of England came together on Tuesday 12th May for a regional gathering with a difference. More than 70 members met via Zoom to trial a virtual discussion on managing COVID 19 in the East of England.
The feedback revealed that many participants appreciated the opportunity to hear from other CSP members and share experiences. To help continue this a regional post had been set up on the Coronavirus iCSP forum providing a platform for East of England based members to discuss how they are managing the pandemic https://www.csp.org.uk/icsp/discussion/managing-covid-19-east-england-peer-peer-support Please use this post as a starting point for ongoing discussions with your fellow CSP members.
A number of queries and questions were raised during the meeting under the following categories:
Including FAQson what you need to do to remain safe while treating patients with COVID-19, and your rights and responsibilities.
CSP's Sue Hayward-Giles talks about the guidance around face-to-face consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus/clinical-guidance/face-face-or-remote-consultations/guidance-england
Including joining the NHS workforce, insurance information and FAQs
As well as peer to peer recommendations to try AccuRx, Attend Anywhere, Zoom, Teams, Webex, Facetime, Google Duo and telephone calls additional information on digital physiotherapy resources, case studies and options for digital delivery can be found here
CSP is in regular close contact with our insurers, Graybrook Hallam. Any questions regarding insurance that cannot be answered on the website link below can be raised via the Professional Advice Service or by contacting Graybrook Hallam directly.
The CSP plans to deliver standards to support COVID-19 rehab. These will flow alongside the community rehabilitation as a CSP priority. There is a team at the CSP developing standards to support practice. It is recognised that the best response will be an MDT response but physiotherapists have a clear role which the CSP continues to champion.
The challenge is not only in understanding the rehabilitation needs of people recovering from COVID-19, but restarting services for those who previously had rehab needs that have been paused during lockdown. Conversations are ongoing on the iCSP network for Community Rehabilitation and on the coronavirus forum:
Keep up to date
Please bear in mind that CSP staff are reacting to pandemic developments on a daily basis and information is very fast paced. Help yourself stay up to date by:
- Continuing to check the Coronavirus Hub on a regular basis https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus
- Check your CSP website account settings and ensuring that your email preferences are up to date and you have ticked the correct box to receive country/region emails and coronavirus member services information
- Check out the library of weekly podcasts which are aimed at keeping CSP members up to date with COVID-19 support and guidance https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus/weekly-coronavirus-podcast
- Following @theCSP and @CSP_EoE on Twitter
You can contact the CSP for professional advice and general enquiries on 020 7 306 6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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