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ACPOHE Study Day - 16th Nov 2018

OH Physiotherapy and the ageing workforce

DATE:   Friday 16th November 9.00am - 4.15pm 

VENUE: Faculty of Occupational Medicine  2 Lovibond Lane Greenwich London SE10 9FY http://www.fom.ac.uk/about-us/visit-us 

Where to stay? Travel Lodge  Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA ( 3 minute walk) Premier Inn 43 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8JL ( 5 minute walk) Double Tree Hilton (7 minute walk) De Vere’s ( 11 minute walk)

COST: £75 members £100 non members 

There are some items for discussion and approval from the membership the papers for these are available for review here. 

Membership Structure update - Please read

Suggested / proposed changes to the ACPOHE membership

On the back of information presented at the ACPOHE study day in April 2018, it was decided that further information would need to be provided to membership on what the proposed changes would be, reasons behind the changes and how this process would work and be implemented.

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

 

Invitation to join our online workshop on #advancedpractice

Multi-professional advanced and consultant practice online workshop to inform our work in England - the link is now live until 16.11.18

The workshop will run, initially, for a period of two weeks until Friday 16 November. During that time we are keen to get as many people involved in the discussion so that we can develop a much clearer understanding what is happening across health and care in advanced practice now, but even more importantly, what needs to change. Your views are critical to help Health Education England, NHSE and NHSI and others develop this role, working with employers, healthcare professionals, educators and trainers, professional bodies and regulators.

Participating is easy; simply register at the following site (https://advancedpractice.clevertogether.com) and get thinking! You can observe the discussion, post ideas or comments, or simply press a voting button to express support for an idea already up there. It really is that simple. What’s more it’s anonymous and moderated by our partners, innovation agency, Clever Together.

Please could you share widely across your networks, your communications teams and encourage people to ALSO sign up to https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/advanced-clinical-practice/virtual-reference-group to stay updated after the workshop.

 

News from the WCPT

The WCPT are aiming to start a subgroup within the WCPT called the International Federation of Physical Therapists working in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.  If you would like to put yourself forward for nominations for the Executive Committee pleae find the associated letter here and application form here   Email your nomination form to both: Charlotte Wåhlin: Charlotte.Wahlin@regionostergotland.se  and Marisa Coetzee: occupationalhealth@saphysio.co.za

Please follow the following links for an official statement from them and their draft constitution. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote OH and share knowledge with our international colleagues.  

 

RSM - FOM Meeting 28th November 2018

Diana Kloss and Steve Boorman will be speaking at the event.  For more information and to book your place, please go to:

https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/OMM01

 

Pay and Grading Guidance 2017-18

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

Pay and Grading Survey Results

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

 

Latest Horizon Scanning now out

 

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