Forth Valley physio leads use of red, dementia-friendly walking frames
A physio-led project has inspired a Scottish hospital to introduce brightly coloured, dementia-friendly walking frames to its wards, in place of the usual grey/silver models.
Physio student wins funding for videos that prepare patients for surgery
A physiotherapy student has received funding to develop a series of online videos to inform patients about surgery and reduce their time in hospital.
Physio sets up orthopaedic video conferencing clinics for patients in the remote Western Isles
A physiotherapist is collaborating with a hand surgeon to offer video conferencing clinics to people in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Give people with cystic fibrosis annual reviews with physio input, says NICE
People with cystic fibrosis should have the results of their assessments reviewed annually by a specialist multidisciplinary team, which includes a physiotherapist.
CSP consults on new standards for hip fracture
A consultation on standards for hip fracture rehabilitation is open to CSP members.
Physiotherapist speaks of ‘honour’ at appointment as NICE expert adviser
Physiotherapist Dave Baker says it is ‘a great honour’ to be appointed as specialist advisor to a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) committee that will be shaping national policy guidelines.
CSP secures rule change for healthcare apprenticeships
The Institute for Apprenticeships has agreed that postgraduate pre-registration qualifications, as well as BSc (Hons) degrees, can be used in degree apprenticeships that form entry routes into the healthcare professions.
Big push with STPs on first contact physios in primary care
Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) in every part of England have until the end of June to identify areas for large-scale pilots of first contact physiotherapy posts (FCPs) in GP surgeries.
Aberystwyth physiotherapy technician is star employee
His drive to get exercise sessions up and running for patients at Aberystwyth’s Bronglais Hospital helped physiotherapy technician Chris Richard to a ‘surprise’ employee of the month award.
CSP calls for changes to Scottish NHS staffing bill
The CSP is concerned that proposed NHS legislation in Scotland would exclude physiotherapists from decision-making about safe staffing levels and could threaten physiotherapy budgets.