But what about us? ask UNISON police staff
It was all very well new prime minister Boris Johnson announcing plans to recruit 20,000 police officers when he took office in July, but what about police staff? That was the question put by UNISON’s police and justice conference in Southport on Friday afternoon. “Police staff are the life blood of the police service, without which forces would fall over,” conference declared. They not only underpin the services provided to officers and communities, they are critical to ensuring that police forces across the country provide vital security and safety to all their communities. Austerity and cuts mean “our members have suffered, our communities have suffered, our service has suffered,” said Karen Poole of Lincolnshire police. There are now 42,500 fewer police and community support officers (PCSOs), other police staff and police officers in England and Wales than there were in 2010. PCSO numbers have been cut by 44% since austerity started at the beginning of the decade, and overall police staff by 17%. Enid Gardner – speaking for the England and Wales police staff committee – pointed out that “it takes four police staff to put six officers on the beat”. And, she added: “20,000 new police officers will not themselves mend the damage. It’s like recruiting 20,000 hospital doctors without the other health staff to support them: physiotherapists, nurses, porters etc.” “The prime minister just seems t...
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DiscussionPersons with shoulder complaints and high occupational shoulder exposures are an obvious target group for secondary prevention efforts. We developed the Shoulder-Caf é to reduce shoulder complaints and shoulder exposures while unifying the expertise that is needed to evaluate and treat shoulder complaints. If the intervention is effective, it would warrant widespread implementation.Trial registrationClinicaltrials.gov, ID:NCT03159910. Registered on 18 May 2017
ConclusionsAdherence was problematic. Benefits at 4 months did not persist and at 12 months, we found no significant differences between treatments. There is inadequate evidence a short physiotherapy intervention of either manual therapy or home exercise provides long-term benefits, but arguably short-term benefits are valuable.Trial registrationISRCTN 49117867.
To determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy plus conventional treatment compared with conventional treatment alone for the treatment of functional constipation in children age 4-17 years in primary care.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a chronic, multifactorial syndrome with complex symptoms of orthostatic intolerance. Breathlessness is a prevalent symptom, however little is known about the aetiology. Anecdotal evidence suggests that breathless POTS patients commonly demonstrate dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome (DB/HVS). There are, however, no published data regarding DB/HVS in POTS, and whether physiotherapy/breathing retraining may improve patients' breathing pattern and symptoms.
To evaluate the impact of combining nebulised hyaluronic acid plus hypertonic saline (HA + HS) with oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (oscillatory-PEP) on sputum expectoration and related symptoms in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Conclusions: Children with fetal alcohol syndrome have a higher need for early developmental promotion such as speech treatment, ergotherapy, and physiotherapy. Mouthbreathing, habits, and lack of breastfeeding may result in orthodontic treatment needs. High DMFT and modified DDE indexes hint at a higher treatment and prevention need in dentistry.
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Herb Karpatkin