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Some patients are facing "considerable barriers" to recovery after illness or injury, leading physiotherapists have warned. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) said community rehabilitation services can "give people their lives back" but that access to services in the community can depend on where a person lives. Too often "the…
An initiative to train GP receptionists in directing patients to different services if they do not require an appointment with a doctor has been trialled in parts of England. Some reception and clerical staff have been given enhanced roles as "care navigators" to help patients see the right person the…
Unions representing nurses and other health workers are urging the Prime Minister to remove the 1% cap on their pay, warning it was affecting the recruitment of enough staff to provide safe patient care. A letter to the Prime Minister signed by officials from 15 unions, including the Royal College…
Waiting times for physiotherapy could worsen because of visa restrictions on workers and uncertainty over Brexit, it is being warned. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy accused the Government of not having a coherent strategy on the recruitment of overseas staff. An extra 500 physiotherapists were needed every year to keep…
Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Andy Burnham discussed the future of health and social care across the region when he visited the University of Salford. The Leigh MP, who has served as both Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for Health, provided an insight into the issues surrounding health…
Next week (6 – 11 March) is National Careers Week and Oxford Brookes University will be holding a careers evening in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to…
Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and the Care Inspectorate. Fourth year physiotherapy students undertook placements with two providers, Carers Direct, a…
Many stroke patients are being "let down" as they are being forced to wait for months on end for rehabilitation once they are sent home from hospital, experts have warned. Some of the life-changing consequences of suffering a stroke, such as weakness or paralysis on one side of the body…
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