Cardiff and Vale aims to save £20,000 a year by reusing walking aids
A Welsh health board is calling for local residents to return walking aids they no longer use in a bid to save thousands of pounds.
First national AHP dementia lead announced in Wales action plan
CSP Wales has applauded the announcement of a £10 million-a-year national dementia action plan, which includes the development of the first allied health professional (AHP) consultant post in dementia.
Welsh government appoints new chief therapies adviser
Ruth Crowder started work as the new chief therapies adviser for Wales on 14 February, replacing Alison Strode.
Seven day stroke service wins Welsh national award
Twenty physiotherapists were part of an award-winning therapy team whose seven-day pilot service improved the care of stroke patients at the University Hospital of Wales.
GP practices trial primary care physiotherapy
Rhondda primary care GPs cluster will decide whether to axe or extend physiotherapy in primary care surgeries following a six-month trial.
Report shows rise in physiotherapy in primary care in Wales
Greater use of physiotherapy in primary care has been highlighted in a report on how GP services are provided for older people in Wales.
Physio calls for better dementia skills across NHS Wales workforce
A physiotherapist has told the Welsh assembly’s health, social care and sport committee that all health professionals should receive more training in dementia management.
Student funding still available in Wales, says health secretary
Physiotherapy students can still access NHS bursaries if they start their studies in Wales this year, and work there for two years after graduating.
Welsh Government publishes new AHP framework
A framework designed to improve working practices, skills and outcomes for allied health professionals (AHPs) in Wales has been published by the Welsh government.
Machynlleth physio pilot wins in NHS Wales awards
A pilot GP-based physiotherapy service in Machynlleth, Powys, has been honoured for innovation in this year’s NHS Wales awards.