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physicaltherapy: 05 Feb : 06:54 pm

Is there anyone who has gone through CWT6 or type 1 evaluation with FCCPT?
If so, kindly let me know from where can the following deficiencies be fulfilled?
1. History
2. Systems Review
3. Findings that warrant referral
4. Supervision of support staff
5. Documentation

nani: 28 Sep : 04:31 am

plz pleasec tell me where to do phd in india

Nikhilphysio: 02 Jun : 03:55 am

I am working as physiotherapist in Shalby hospital ahmedabad for 4 years. I have passed out from Rajiv gandhi university of health and sciences Bangalore. I want to apply for Newzealand physiotherapy board registration so anyone there from India who got registered as physiotherapist in new zealand please help me.

Arun: 10 May : 12:36 am

Hi Priyank, welcome. Feel free to go through these forum threads returned by search [link]

Priyank: 09 May : 10:28 pm

Hi..need advice. What are the options in Australia after MPT?


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From Supplementary drug prescribers to Independent prescribers - Physios in UK keeps moving forward!

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In an announcement today Earl Howe, the Department of Health’s under secretary for quality, said that the move would ensure that patients could benefit from faster access to medicines such as painkillers and anti-inflammatories.

‘Physiotherapists are highly trained clinicians who play a vital role in ensuring patients receive integrated care that helps them recover after treatment or to manage a long-term condition successfully,’ he said.

‘By introducing these changes, we aim to make the best use of their skills and allow patients to benefit from a faster and more effective service.’

Once suitably trained, physiotherapists in the UK will be the first in the world to be able to independently prescribe medicines where clinically appropriate, he said.

The decision comes after 10 years of campaigning by the CSP. In addition to treatment for chronic pain it will also mean that specially trained physiotherapsists will be able to give their patients treatments for conditions like

neurological disorders
rheumatolgoical conditions
women’s health issues.
'The move to full independent prescribing responsibilities marks a landmark decision in healthcare provision,’ said CSP chair Dr Helena Johnson. ‘Giving physiotherapists the right to prescribe independently will hugely improve the care we can provde to our patients.’

The decision would, she said, reduce a layer of bureaucracy.

‘It will reduce an unnecessary burden on doctors who have, until now, had to counter-sign prescriptions drawn up by physiotherapists who are already supplementary prescribers.

Physiotherapists have been able to become supplementary prescribers since 2005.

‘It will mean things will get sorted out more quickly for patients,’ said supplementary prescriber Julie Read, who works with a community-based respiratory team in south west London.

Meanwhile Andrew McEwan, supplementary prescribing course leader at Leeds Metropolitan University added: ‘Physiotherapists who become independent prescribers will feel a real sense of professional achievement.’

The changes will also mean that another allied health profession, podiatry, will enjoy similar new prescribing powers.

Changes will now need to be made to medicines legislation, after which the Health Professions Council will need to set up approved courses – many of them expected to be at colleges already offering supplementary prescribing courses. The first cohort of approved independent physiotherapy prescribers is expected to recruited to these courses in autumn 2013.

The necessary changes to the Medicines Act 1968 will apply UK wide from the outset. For these changes to apply in NHS settings, additional changes will need to be made to NHS regulations. The government plans to change NHS regulations in England as soon as possible.
The devolved governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will determine how and whether to take forward changes to their NHS Regulations.

Copied from the website of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, UK : http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2012/07/24/landmark-decision-gives-uk-physios-world-first-prescribing-rights

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Physios to get prescription powers in England!!!!!

Physiotherapists and podiatrists in England are to get the right to prescribe medicines by themselves.

Ministers agreed to the change in the law after carrying out a consultation, but it will be 2014 before it is fully rolled out.

When physios and podiatrists do start prescribing they will become the first in the world to be given such powers.

And it will mean patients do not have to go back to GPs to get drugs such as anti-inflammatories and painkillers.

'Huge improvement'
The changes have still to be approved by Parliament.

But the decision by ministers to press ahead marks a significant milestone in the long-running campaign to extend prescribing powers.

Over the past 10 years senior nurses have been given more responsibility for prescribing and it has long been argued that other health professionals should also get the powers too.

Health minister Lord Howe said: "By introducing these changes, we aim to make the best use of their skills and allow patients to benefit from a faster and more effective service."

Dr Helena Johnson, of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said the move would "hugely improve" the care physios could provide.

"Patients will now receive a more streamlined and efficient service, meaning they get the medicines they need more immediately," she added.

Physiotherapists get the right to prescribe medicines in the UK
Breaking news!

British Physiotherapists are to gain the power, apparently, to give prescriptions to their patients. This will not come into affect until 2014. Personally, I trust my Physio way more than a lot of my Doctors and most of the GP's I've ever met - but she's very special, she got into Med school - and is unlike any other Physio, Chiropractor, Osteopath I have ever met. And I've met a lot. She is councillor, friend, advisor all in one. When I first met her I could only walk about ten minutes before some part of me spasmed, I wasn't sleeping or eating properly, I had Medication Over-Use Headache (MOH) and basically was in a total mess. She was the first person, after seeing countless posh Neurologists, specialist Consultants at spine clinics and Inner Ear Doctors who not only helped with my Migraine Associated Vertigo but got my migraines under control and allowed me to come off the SEVEN pills I was taking daily. I can say, without any exaggeration, that with out her I'd be in a wheel chair (a Doctor told me this so this isn't my usual over dramatic flourish!)

It's not unusual for her to send me to GP's and specialist Consultants to ask for certain medications (and they usually agree with her recommendations.) She often can tell me more about the side effects of the medications I'm on than the Dr's who have prescribed them - so I can completely see where this new ruling is coming from. I'll describe, in more detail, how I work with this wonder woman in another post.


Finding a good Physio is like finding a golden ticket in a Willy Wonka Chocolate bar. They are very few and far between. My Physio advised me that you should generally look for someone who trained in a teaching hospital (obviously I'm biased towards the London ones) is in their 40's (as apparently the training has changed and is now much more basic) and should be able to explain, completely, all of your symptoms - you would be surprised how many can not comprehensively do this! If you're not better in three months - move on. Sadly, even these simple check marks are no guarantee of good care.

So, I will be interested to read more about this and look forward to hearing your opinions too. I've got no idea if prescriptions will be issued through the NHS or just privately. I'm assuming NHS?

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