ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
The ACPRC have produced helpful guidance for respiratory on-call physiotherapy, respiratory services and wider physiotherapy services during the COVID-19 outbreak. For further information please click here.
Psychological Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers E-Resource
An e-resource learning tool has been compiled by Holly Blake (University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences) and Fiona Birmingham (University of Leicester, Medical School).
This package is relevant to all healthcare staff and healthcare students and contains information, advice and tips from experts in the field and signposting around:
Psychologically safe work environments, communication, social stigma, accessing social support, self-care strategies, rest, shift-work and sleep, and managing emotions during the pandemic.
To access this tool click here.
The Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic have produced useful information on what can be done to reduce the chance of post-viral fatigue. Click here for further information.
Parkinson’s UK have collated examples of exercise from across the world for people with Parkinson’s to try whilst at home. Click here for further information.
Parkinson’s UK are also running a series of exercise classes online. Details on the up and coming events can be seen here.
The Royal College of Physicians have recently published updated guidelines on prolonged disorders
of consciousness following sudden onset brain injury which aims to achieve a more consistent approach to diagnosis and management of patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness, including
vegetative (VS) and minimally conscious states (MCS). To download a copy of the report click here and annexe click here. All other annexes are available on the Royal College of Physicians website.
More specifically related to COVID-19 the Royal College of Physicians has also published the Management and care of tracheostomised patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness during
the COVID-19 crisis. To download a copy click here.
Joanne Pritchard who is a Neurological Physiotherapist & Certified APPI Pilates Instructor, has produced a video on seated Pilates. This can be downloaded and copied to disc for patients without internet access https://vimeo.com/411107124. More videos will follow and be posted here in the forthcoming weeks.
Claire Salisbury, a neurophysiotherapist and Pilates instructor has also produced free seated Pilates programmes suitable for neuro patients on YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PIv2NYXm-EA
The MS Trust filmed a Neuro Pilates circuit style class which is available for free on the MS Trust website. Please note that although it is a neuro class and not all the participants filmed have MS. https://www.mstrust.org.uk/life-ms/exercise/move-it-ms-pilates
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has recently added additional learning paths for nurses, midwives and AHPs to a special e-learning programme designed to help the health and care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme entitled ‘Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled’ now has a dedicated link and includes specific learning paths for the following groups:
Further information which might be useful in the current situation:
- A guide to virtual consultations by Physio First – available here.
- Top tips from Chartered Society of Physiotherapy members on remote consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic – available here.
- Management of face-to-face interventions in private practice and independent clinic settings during phase two of COVID-19 pandemic management by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy available here.
- Clinical guide for the management of remote consultations and remote working in secondary
care during the coronavirus pandemic by NHS England and NHS Improvement – available here.
- Video consultations: a guide for practice by the University of Oxford – available here.
- COVID-19: guide for rapid implementation of remote consultations by the Chartered Society for Physiotherapists – available here.
- New pilates videos have been produced which are specifically designed for individuals with Neuromuscular weakness. This was a collaborative process from physiotherapy colleagues across a range of NHS neuromuscular teams including the OUH, UCLH and Kings College Hospital and can be accessed here.
Recent Online Events
The recordings are now available for the both the Telehealth Discussion Forum held on the 21 May and the London Telehealth Event held on the 22 June. Follow the links below to watch:
Presentations are also available to download for the London ACPIN Telehealth Event. To download the presentations click here.
The minutes of the ACPIN Annual General Meeting held at MECC Maastricht on 23rd May 2019 are available to view here.
The Official Journal of ACPIN
Use of Environmental Enrichment after Stroke and ABI: What do we know so far?’
London ACPIN were delighted to present a fantastic pre-Christmas study day with Heidi Janssen, exploring environmental enrichment (EE) in stroke and acquired brain injury (ABI). Read more
The NHS England RightCare Progressive Neurological Conditions Toolkit is now available. It provides expert practical advice and guidance on how to address the key challenges when commissioning services and treating people with progressive neurological conditions.
A report published by the MS Trust finds that many MS specialist nurses are routinely managing more patients than the recommended caseload. As a result, people with MS are missing out on the vital care and support they need and deserve. Click here to read the full press release.