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The latest News on mental health physiotherapy and/or the work of CPMH.

  • 8 December 2016
    The standard recommends activities such strength and resistance exercises This is according to a new quality standard published on 5 December by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It focuses on interventions that could help to...
  • 11 March 2016
    King's Fund: all physical health problems have a psychological dimension In a 122-page report on physical and mental health provision, the King’s Fund says professionals should take a ‘whole person’ perspective, and have the skills to do so.
  • 17 October 2015
    Catherine Pope Ms Pope, who is clinical director of community specialist services and the associate director for allied health professionals at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, takes over from Sue Rees. Commenting on her new role, she said: ‘I am...
  • 8 October 2015
    Baroness Ilora Finlay took up her role with the mental capacity forum on 7 September The aim of the forum is to improve the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act. This protects people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions,...
    Comments: 1
  • 8 October 2015
    Sharon Greensill: 'Physios should not be afraid to ask patients if they might be contemplating suicide' Sharon Greensill, head of the physiotherapy service at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust and a CSP council member, said: ‘We spend a lot...
  • 16 September 2015
    Delegates in Brighton heard that NHS cuts were affecting mental health services Proposing a motion at the event, Mrs Barker said cuts to the NHS were disproportionally affecting mental health services and the work of specialist physiotherapists in this...
  • 30 June 2015
    Sandra Berry, physio dementia champion at Frimley Park, tries a red frame with Jenny Plummer, physio head of service for medicine The initiative is taking place at Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley, Surrey, part of Frimley Health NHS Trust. The wheeled...
    Comments: 36
  • 19 June 2015
    Between 2013 and 2014 nearly 68,700 assaults against NHS staff in England were reported In updated guidance on the management of violent and aggressive behaviour in people with mental health problems, NICE recommends developing care and risk management...
  • 18 June 2015
    Physiotherapists should be aware of the rise in eating disorders Relatively few physios specialise in eating disorders and they want to promote a wider awareness of the signs and symptoms. Speaking on behalf of the specialist network, physio Jody...
  • 8 December 2014
    Heather Grimwade, membership secretary for the Chartered Physiotherapists in Mental Health network. Photo: Simon Hadley Heather Grimwade is membership secretary for the CSP’s chartered physiotherapists in mental health network and works at a specialist...
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