Delayed, disappointing pay rise will leave staff considering their futures, say health unions
Health unions representing more than a million NHS staff in England have ​reacted with dismay to the NHS pay rise of £1,400 announced today (Tuesday) by the government. UNISON head of health and chair of the ​NHS group of unions Sara Gorton said: “This is nowhere ​near what’s needed to save the NHS. “Demoralised ​and depleted health workers needed to know that ministers are serious about solving the staffing crisis and investing in the future. The way to do that was through a significant pay award. “With the pandemic barely behind us and the growing cost-of-living catastrophe, NHS staff, their bank ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Article News Press release nhs pay Put NHS pay right Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Government has ‘ made a big mistake ’ on pay and missed the chance to turn the NHS around
Commenting on the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that NHS staff in England are to receive a pay rise of £1,400 this year, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Th​e government has made a big mistake. ​This short-sighted decision risks harming the UK’s most cherished institution ​beyond repair. “​Ministers might have shifted their pay position a little, but nowhere near enough. This award is barely half the lowest level of inflation. The price surge shows no sign of easing and hikes to energy bills will wipe out the rise for almost everyone. “It’s unlikely the incr...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 19, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Public wants government to deliver an above-inflation wage rise for NHS staff, poll shows
More than half (55%) the public believe that an above-inflation pay rise for NHS staff of more than 9% would be a fair increase, according to a Savanta ComRes poll published today (Monday). The research on behalf of 13 of the UK’s health unions – between them representing around a million NHS staff – shows this compares with just over a quarter (28%) of people who say a below-inflation rise would be fair. Seven in ten (69%) back a wage increase of more than 5%. Almost three in five (58%) UK adults believe health workers would be justified in taking industrial action if the government pay award in England is below ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Put NHS pay right Source Type: news

Assessing the risk for falls among Portuguese community-dwelling stroke survivors. Are we using the better tools? Observational study - Pimenta C, Correia A, Alves M, Virella D.
This study assesses the estimation of the risk for falls among community-dwelling stroke survivors referred for ambulatory physiotherapy and explores factors that affect the risk. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional with nested case-control stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New Fit Note elearning is available
elearning programme has been developed in response to changes in regulations which specify who can issue a fit note& how it must be done. It is recommended training for anyone who may now be able to sign fit notes (nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Training resources for fit note certification
From 1 July, legislation came into force which allows nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to legally certify fit notes, in addition to doctors. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 7, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Who can issue fit notes: guidance for healthcare professionals and their employers, DHSC (published 1st July 2022)
Guidance to provide advice to doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and their employers about certifying fit notes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A practical guide to the evaluation of compensation strategies for gait impairment in Parkinson's disease - Tosserams A, Nonnekes J.
Gait impairments are among the most common and disabling symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Management consist of complementary pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options [1]. Physiotherapy is a cornerstone of the non-pharmacological pill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

More healthcare professionals given powers to certify fit notes, DHSC (published 10th June 2022)
Regulations laid on 10 June 2022 to allow nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to certify fit notes digitally will come into effect on 1 July 2022 and will be delivered in general practice and hospital settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowledge about foot-specific foot falls risk factors and exercise among physiotherapists in the UK and Portugal: a cross-sectional survey - Conde M, Hendry GJ, Woodburn J, Skelton DA.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Foot-related falls risk factors and specific foot and ankle exercise interventions are within the scope of Physiotherapy, yet little is known about United Kingdom (UK) and Portugal-based (PT) physiotherapists' self-perceived knowled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Healthcare professionals given powers to certify fit notes
From 1 July 2022 nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists will all be able to legally certify fit notes – something that at present only doctors can do. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands of clinicians ‘unable to work’ after registration blunder
Thousands of physiotherapists have been left unable to work after they accidentally failed to reregister with the Health and Care Professions Council, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 6, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Roundup: UK startup Moonhub launches VR training for dementia care, AI tool receives approval to support skin cancer cases, and more briefs
Also, study finds digital physiotherapy app is clinically effective. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

GPs: A third of appointments are with actual qualified doctors in parts of the country
NHS figures shows just 36 per cent of patients were seen by a qualified GP in North East Lincolnshire in March, with the rest seen by other staff, including nurses, physiotherapists or even acupuncturists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being stronger lets you do more
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has launched the Stronger my way campaign, to equip healthcare professionals with the skills, knowledge and resources to support their patients to increase their strength, feel better and stay active. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 7, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news