NEWS

First IFPTONE General meeting

RE: Two pre-WCPT-congress events to be at the Geneva Physical Therapy School on the morning of Thursday May 9th, 2019

  1. Networking session
  2. First International Federation of Physical Therapists working in Occupational Heath (IFPTOHE)  General Meeting

To attend the pre-congress networking session and/or the first IFPTOHE General Meeting in Geneva please respond at your earliest convenience via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y8CDDGJ , the survey monkey closes February 1st, 2019.

Attendance will be restricted by room size – we have room for ~ 40 participants.

Acceptance to the:

  • Networking session will be granted in order of acceptance via survey monkey.
  • First IFPTOHE General meeting will be prioritized to include the official representative from each Proposed Member Organisation, and is likely to be limited to two persons per country if all countries are represented.

For the full agenda please click here or visit the WCPT website https://www.wcpt.org/IFPTOHE

There are eight nominations for seven Executive Committee positions, to be voted upon at the first General Meeting including Nicola Suckley committee member of ACPOHE.
 

FREE CPD from Steven De Coninck, chair ETGOM (European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine) 

I would like to take the opportunity to invite you to join the next orthopaedic medicine  webinar, which will be broadcasted on 12 January 2019.

Topic : "5 types of tennis elbow and 2 types of golfer elbow : diagnosis and treatment'' 

Besides the free webinars, you are also welcome to download the free ebook "Clinical reasoning in orthopaedic medicine" ; 156 pages of relevant information on diagnosis in the extremities and the spine.

 

Call for ACPOHE physios for 1 year challenge fund project in Leicester

Dear ACPOHE, 

Together with Social Finance and the Leicester City Health GP Federation, we have been successful in securing funding for a 1 year project to integrate Allied Health Professionals into GP led primary care teams. They will support patients with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to manage their health better and liaise with employers to make adjustments or plans for a suitable return to work. The project will also integrate the AHP fit note into mainstream primary care. 

The project aims to start in mid January 2019 and the successful candidates contracted/employed through a company called RTWPlus. We would be looking for 2 x 0.5 FTEs posts.

Would ACPOHE be happy to share this email and any other social media links with your group to gauge interest from members? For ACPOHE members to find out more, please contact deborah.edwards@rtwplus.com.

 

Membership Structure update - Please read

At our recent study day in November the change in Membership structure was discussed and agreed.  This now means that we will be introducing a new structure to our membership which now includes a Technical membership. 

This document lays out what the current structure looks like, current benefits and fees and the proposed changes and additional benefits associated with this for members.

Why change the current structure?

1) The overall aim is to improve the quality, skills and competency within Occupational Health Physiotherapy and ensure all members have a basic skill set to be able to work within this specialism.

2) Promote the profession within this speciality. 

3) Raise the bar.

4) Become more aligned to other Occupational Health Professional memberships and organisations.

Please send any feedback to acpohe@buryphysio.co.uk

 

Pay and Grading Guidance 2018

The latest Pay and Grading guidance can be found by following the link above. 

Pay and Grading Survey Results

Please click here for the results of a recent Pay and Grading survey that we undertook with our members.

 

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