Edinburgh student wins 2015 achievement award
Nicole Palmer, final year student at Queen Margaret University, has won the 2015 Thompsons Solicitors/CSP Scotland Student Achievement Award.
NHS Scotland’s physiotherapy services are threatened by growing financial pressure
Shrinking budgets, rising costs and growing demand means Scotland’s NHS is unable to continue providing current services, says the country’s spending watchdog.
Physio 15: Solve NHS problems by creating opportunities for young people and assistants
The NHS should invest in the career development of assistants and give younger people more employment opportunities.
Physio 15: Physios should be core part of response to humanitarian emergencies
Physiotherapists have a vital role to play in medical teams that respond to natural disasters and emergencies.
Physio 15: Global networking gives access to a wider range of clinical opinion, delegates hear
The earlier you build a network with the global physiotherapy community the better, sports physiotherapist Rhys Hughes told delegates at a session on international collaboration.
Disability discrimination claims down 60%, CSP diversity networks hear
The annual meeting of the CSP’s diversity networks heard that claims for disability discrimination in the UK have fallen by 60 per cent over the past five years.
Physio 15: Delegates vote ‘no’ to excluding interventions that lack evidence
Delegates voted overwhelmingly against a proposal that interventions should only be used if they are backed by research evidence.
Physio15: Tweeting can raise the profile of physio, but not after a glass of wine
Twitter is a ‘fantastic tool’ to help raise the profile of physiotherapy, send positive messages about the profession and offer solutions, Ieuan Ellis from Leeds Beckett University told delegates.
Pressure on health and social care is damaging prevention, says Age UK
Age UK says that decisions about health and social care often focus on the people in greatest need, inevitably harming the capacity for early preventive interventions.
Physio 15: Stigma and lack of evidence undermine public health interventions, delegates told
It took a speaker presenting from Australia to issue a real challenge to delegates on a session on public health, prevention and wellbeing.