Physio-led project to reuse walking aids shortlisted for HSJ award
A Welsh physiotherapy service’s initiative to reuse walking aids, which saved some £40,000 last year, has been shortlisted for a national award.
Showcasing apprenticeship opportunities
This National Apprenticeship week (4 to 8 March), the physiotherapy team at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is demonstrating the valuable contribution two apprentices are making to meeting local priorities and the commitments of the NHS long term plan.
Help patients cope with air pollution, says NICE
People with long-term breathing or heart conditions, should receive advice during routine health appointments, about how to protect themselves from air pollution.
CSP backs call to scrap ‘ban’ of AHPs from senior NHS roles
MPs from all parties have urged the government to change the law to enable more allied health professionals (AHPs) to take on NHS leadership roles.
Do your patient notes in your proper hours Friday 1 March
The CSP is encouraging members to complete their patient notes during their normal working hours this Friday as part of the TUC-led work your proper hours day.
Physio tells ITV’s Tonight about links between emotional and physical pain
Emotional pain can manifest itself as physical pain, physiotherapy pain specialist Georgie Oldfield has told ITV’s Tonight programme.
Health secretary calls time on NHS pagers
England’s health and social care secretary has ordered a ban on pagers in the NHS for non-emergency communications by the end of 2021.
Public welcomes physios working in GP surgeries, as NHS highlights the benefits
Most people would be happy to see a physiotherapist at their local surgery, instead of a GP, to receive assessments and treatment for musculoskeletal complaints.
Northern Ireland’s stroke survivors struggle with ‘Cinderella’ rehab
Almost half of people who survive strokes in Northern Ireland feel abandoned when they leave hospital and are unable to make a full recovery because of a lack of rehabilitation and support.
Topol Review concludes physios must develop their digital skills
Physiotherapy staff will need to develop new skills in using rehabilitative and wearable robotics to support patients in achieving maximum benefit from their prosthesis, concludes a report on digital healthcare.