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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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Whistleblowing: Month Two of Difficult Reading
Whistleblowing: Month Two of Difficult Reading

Whistleblowing can be another emotionally difficult area of concern for all professionals. Last month we considered the first of two emotional topics for professionals. Safeguarding. We follow the series this month with whistleblowing. This blog provides a brief...

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Safeguarding: Month One of Two Months Difficult Reading
Safeguarding: Month One of Two Months Difficult Reading

This is the first in a series that can be an emotionally difficult area of concern for all professionals. This blog provides a brief overview and links to more information for further reading. Month two will follow and discuss whistleblowing. Would your policies...

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If you treat children in your practice how do you gain consent?
If you treat children in your practice how do you gain consent?

16 and 17 year olds can give consent to treatment providing they have ‘capacity’. What does ‘capacity’ mean? Can they… Understand the information being given to them. Retain the information. Weigh up the information in order to make a decision. Patients who are aged...

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How do you know if you have gained informed consent?
How do you know if you have gained informed consent?

Therapists are aware that they need to gain consent for treatment from their patients. But how do you get consent? Do you… Ask them to sign a form when they first attend? Ask them at the beginning of the treatment session if they consent? Assume they have mental...

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Is Your Documentation Up To Standard
Is Your Documentation Up To Standard

Would your documentation meet the standards if tested and do you know what the standards are? As therapists we recognise how important documentation is and many are aware of cases and instances of “if it isn’t written down it didn’t happen”, but do we know: What do...

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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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How Safe Are You When You Work Alone?
How Safe Are You When You Work Alone?

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 you...

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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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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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