Welcome to CEES Updates Physiotherapy

This updating service is for you and produced in collaboration with you. Its aim is to be relevant for your clinical practice here at the hospital and for your career development aims. Over the coming months, the service will grow and develop into a resource for you. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in the design of your service, then do let us know.

The CEES Updates Team

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Physiotherapy QIPP case study

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has published a new QIPP case study:
Self management for chronic knee pain: using group physiotherapy to teach exercises and coping strategies

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Evaluation of the theory-based Quality Improvement in Physical Therapy (QUIP) programme

"The QUIP programme has the potential to change physical therapy practice but needs considerable revision to induce the ongoing quality improvement process that is required to optimize overall guideline adherence."

Evaluation of the theory-based Quality Improvement in Physical Therapy (QUIP) programme: a one-group, pre-test post-test pilot study
GM Rutten, J Harting, LK Bartholomew, A Schlief, RAB Oostendorp, NK de Vries
BMC Health Services Research, 2013, 13:194

Read more here.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Improving care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions

"Patients with muscular and joint pain have seen care improve and waiting times cut as part of a pilot saving the NHS tens of thousands of pounds."

Improvements introduced include:
  • Call referral management centre to coordinate physiotherapy referrals
  • Physiotherapy available at GP practices
  • Physiotherapy telephone assessment service
  • Orthopaedics, sport and exercise medicine specialists as part of the clinical assessment team.
Find out more about this pilot scheme here.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Evidence based practice in clinical physiotherapy education

"Clinical instructors are in a position to influence students during clinical education, and thus, important potential role models in evidence-based practice."

Evidence based practice in clinical physiotherapy education: a qualitative interpretive description
NR Olsen, P Bradley, K Lomborg, MW Nortvedt
BMC Medical Education, 2013, 13:52

Read more here.