Healthcare improvement Scotland have released the date for their next community webinar which focuses on Adults with Incapacity. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 22 January 13:00 – 14:00.
To register click here
Naidex, Europe’s most established event dedicated to the future of healthcare and independent living, is back for its 46th anniversary on the 17th & 18th of March 2019, at Birmingham’s NEC!
This year, you’ll find 300 inspirational seminars, 400 world-class exhibitors, expert-led panel debates and countless networking opportunities. What’s more, the show provide healthcare professionals and carers with two days of fully focused, interactive and CPD accredited demonstrations, courtesy of the much loved Moving & Handling Lab.
With all this lined up, Naidex will once again become the hub of the disability sector, offering all the innovations that are improving accessibility and inclusion, as well as empowering people with a disability.
Register for your FREE ticket at www.naidex.co.uk.
Professionals with an interest in MND are wanted for a study to help develop guidelines on best deliverance of an MDT.
For more information please see this letter:
We are approaching you to seek your support in identifying experts with an interest in Motor Neurone Disease (MND) who may be interested in developing guidelines on how best to deliver multidisciplinary team (MDT) care in the UK to people with MND. The NICE Guidelines (2016) stated that care for people with MND should be delivered by an MDT with clinic based co-ordinated care. They also indicated that the MDT should include health and social care professionals with expertise in MND. However these guidelines do not outline the optimal structure and delivery of these MDT clinics. A recently completed literature review has brought together the existing evidence to inform the context and format of these clinics. The findings from this literature review along with this current study aims to develop consensus on best clinical practice in the delivery of MDT care for people with MND in the UK.
This research study is being funded through the Gordon Aickman Fellowship Scheme. Ethical approval has been obtained by the University of Stirling General University Ethics Panel. The research team are Dr Jenny Preston MBE (Consultant Occupational Therapist, NHS Ayrshire and Arran), Dr Edward Duncan, Associate Professor of Applied Health Research (Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, University of Stirling) and Dr Karen Berry (Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling).
We are seeking to identify professionals with expertise in working in MDT for people with MND, people with MND and their family and carers who would be willing to participate in an online eDelphi study. The study will consist of three online questionnaires delivered over a period of six weeks. We aim to commence the study on the 17th February 2020. The eDelphi study will be followed up with a face to face consensus meeting (participation is not mandatory) where we will discuss the eDelphi findings and further develop guideline content. Detailed information regarding the study can be recived on the link below or by contacting the authors (contact details at bottom)
To get more information on this study and register to receive an invitation to participate please click on the following link: https://stirling.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/mnd-delphi-registration
Dr Jenny Preston MBE, PhD, BSc (Hons), Dip COT, FRCOT
Consultant Occupational Therapist and Clinical Lead Neurological Rehabilitation
Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre
Ayrshire Central Hospital
Telephone: 01294 323040
DEBOP has now been updated with an additional 82 papers added throughout the MSK nodes. The MSK Upper Limb and Hip Pathologies have all been updated, and a full review of the evidence for orthotic treatments, now including shoulder and elbow, have been added.
For the new Upper Limb Node click here
For the new Hip Node click here
The Starworks Network is seeking Expert Advisers from the Prosthetic world
What is Starworks?
We are a young people’s prosthetics research collaboration who bring children and their families together with key opinion leaders from the NHS, Industry, Clinical Academia and leading National Research Centres with capabilities in child prosthetics.
We are a collaboration which aims to increase research across the system in order to accelerate the translation of new inventions and developments in child prosthetics into everyday use. This initiative is centred on the needs of children and their families as well as the NHS and will ensure there is the ideal balance of ‘clinical pull’ and ‘technical push’ to create an energetic environment in which to innovate and to partner with industry.
What will the network do?
Our network approach will ensure that we have the correct balance of expertise dedicated to supporting innovation in the field of prosthetics for children. Our objectives are:
Does this network include children and young people?
Yes, elevating the voice of children and young people is core to our values and central to our future direction. We have created the Starworks Ambassador Scheme to reward and incentivise the participation of children who use prosthetics, and their siblings, in research activities. Each activity, such as completing surveys, attending workshops, taking part in competitions, reviewing new innovations, and so on, can all earn the children stickers, which add up over time to earn them certificates and vouchers. This will allow us to work with children and young people to share ideas, ask for opinions and co-produce new innovation and developments with them.
Who are you looking for?
People who work in this field and would be in a position to guide and advise the network.
What is the commitment?
There is no commitment unless you want to be involved. All that will happen is we will contact you when the network is approached for your opinion, also, if you have something to share from your area of expertise, we would be happy to support this for you.
For further information, you can take a look at the new look website coming soon, follow us on Twitter @starworks_cp, or email us.
If you are interested, all we ask at this point is if you would complete this very short questionnaire, simply to understand your areas of interest and location https://forms.gle/HS41hZhY4bhmT3E67
The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) was established to encourage high standards of prosthetic and orthotic practice. It is committed to Continued Professional Development and education to enhance standards of prosthetic and orthotic care.
British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)
48 West George Street
Tel: 0141 561 7217
Mon – Thurs: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Fri: 8.30am – 12 midday