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Understanding Informed Consent: A Guide for Clinicians

HCPG has a question. How do you know you really gain informed consent? Consent is both an important part of medical ethics but also human rights law.

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‘If You Think Compliance Is Expensive; Try Noncompliance’

We hope you are coping with these extraordinary times and with all the changes you have had to make to be COVID-19 compliant.

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What Is A Peer Review
What Is A Peer Review

What is a MSK peer review? A clinician who specialises in MSK (musculoskeletal) treatments will meet in person (or virtually) with another MSK clinician to review a set of patient notes together. They discuss why the clinician has chosen to do what they did and...

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Chaperones In Healthcare
Chaperones In Healthcare

Let us first of all have a look at the definition of a chaperone. In essence, a chaperone is an impartial third party person who is present during a patient examination and/or treatment for the benefit of both the patient and physiotherapist. A chaperone is an adult...

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When You Work Alone, How Safe Do You Think You Are?
When You Work Alone, How Safe Do You Think You Are?

October 2021 HCPG has a question. When you work alone, how safe do you think you are? We are here to help you review this.   How often do you think about your own safety when you are working alone? Do you risk assess only :- ● When you start to feel unsafe,or ● When...

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Servicing of Equipment
Servicing of Equipment

By Trimbio.co.uk for HCPG August 2021 Once clinics started to re-open we found that with the new infection control requirements in place,  many clinics found their couches where not compliant, with damaged upholstery, that could easily harbour viruses and bacteria....

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A Patient’s Perspective On Clinical Governance
A Patient’s Perspective On Clinical Governance

A patient’s perspective on clinical governance My view as a physiotherapy patient is that good clinical governance is vital to ensure quality, consistency and safety of physiotherapy care. Since my life-changing injury eleven years ago, I have been fortunate to have...

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A Letter To Physiotherapists
A Letter To Physiotherapists

A Letter To Physiotherapists Dear Colleague, We hope you are coping with these extraordinary times and with all the changes you have had to make to be COVID-19 compliant. It’s definitely brought robust governance to the fore and has probably made us all really think...

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