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CALLING ALL BLOGGERS
4th Dec 2012
CALLING ALL BLOGGERS, TWEETERS, FACEBOOK USERS AND GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA GURUS - THE MACP NEEDS YOU!!!!!!
The Executive Committee would like to hear from any MACP member who would like to help us in developing a new communications strategy that engages both members and non-members alike. We feel that with the level of clinical expertise our members can offer, we should be promoting ourselves more, and we appreciate that we need to be embracing website technology and social media to help us achieve this. You could be a longstanding MACP member, or someone who has just joined us, it doesn't matter, as you would be working as part of the Executive Committee team; just bring your fresh ideas and enthusiasm!
To discuss this opportunity further, please e-mail Cabella Lowe, MACP Communications Officer email@example.com to arrange a convenient time for a call.
8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Dubai 2013
4th Dec 2012
December 20, 2012...........
Note that all submissions should be made electronically via the official ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM available on www.worldcongresslbp.com
Reciprocal Recognition update
5th Nov 2012
Reciprocal Recognition update.............
During IFOMPT meetings in Quebec this October, the IFOMPT executive committee announced that they were not now looking to pursue reciprocal recognition between all member organisations. The committee confirmed that member organization were free to reach individual agreements regarding reciprocal recognition.
The MACP executive committee is currently negotiating with the Irish and New Zealand member organisations. MACP members may be aware that we have previously approached the Manipulative Physiotherapy Association of Australia regarding reciprocal recognition but that, due to barriers from the Association of Physiotherapy in Australia, this has not been possible. The MACP are therefore not looking at unilateral recognition of members of the Manipulative Physiotherapy Association of Australia.
We look forward to updating on this issue.
17th Oct 2012
The MACP is proud to support ARMA in the publication of its manifesto which was launched last week, as we feel that it has a relevant message to our members.......
Please find attached (click here) a copy of the ARMA Manifesto which is being launched on Thursday 11th October. A short statement announcing the launch is shown below.
ARMA calls for action on World Arthritis Day 2012
ARMA is pleased to announce the launch of our new Manifesto for transforming the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal disorders in the UK. With an ageing population, a growing emphasis on public health and prevention and an increasing need for health services to deliver cost-effective care, there has never been a more important time to campaign for the recognition of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) as a health priority and to work for healthcare becoming truly patient-centred and integrated.
Informed by the extensive experience and expertise of our 40 member organisations, ARMA is uniquely placed to speak on behalf of the musculoskeletal community.
ARMA is calling for improvements in care to meet the needs of people with MSDs, access to the right care, in the right place, at the right time and support to enable people with MSDs to live healthy independent, fulfilling lives.
Our message is simple: MSDs embody the need to make healthcare more integrated and patient-centred, and to "do more for less". This is where the big wins are. MSDs therefore need to be a priority for improving health across the board.
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The CSP is encouraging physiotherapists to engage with NICE
10th Oct 2012
The CSP is encouraging physiotherapists to engage with NICE, and have asked that the MACP circulate this to their members........
Members may wish to consider self nominating to NICE for this role.
Recruitment has now begun for a number of additional members to join the Quality Standards Advisory Committee.
We are looking to appoint the following standing members:
- Commissioners of health and social care services (such as those from clinical commissioning groups or local authorities)
- Social care professionals (such as those from local authorities, voluntary sector, private sector and working in adult or children's services)
- Public health professionals (including those working in local authority or NHS settings such as doctors and nurses, practitioners or officers)
- Experts in measurement
- Primary care professionals (such as GPs or practice nurses)
- Secondary care health providers (such as senior nurses, allied health professionals, clinical directors, pharmacists)
- Secondary care managers (such as clinical service managers)
Information on the posts, including how to apply, is available on the NICE website. Please follow this link for details: http://www.nice.org.uk/getinvolved/joinnwc/join_a_nice_committee_or_working_group.jsp. The deadline for applications to these posts is 25 September (5pm).
NICE's Patient and Public Involvement Programme (PPIP) are also recruiting separately for standing lay members to join these committees.
Standing members will be drawn from the NHS, health and social care professionals, patients and carers and academia. They do not represent their organisations but are selected for their expertise, experience of working with multidisciplinary and lay colleagues and understanding of evidence based healthcare.
A number of topic experts (including lay members) will also be invited to join the standing members to form the Topic Expert Group (TEG) for each quality standard topic. All members of the TEG will have equal status, which reflects the relevance and importance of their different expertise and experience.
NICE will continue to use its existing recruitment processes until the standing chairs/members TEG process is fully operational.
If you have any queries please contact QualityStandards@nice.org.uk.
NICE Quality Standards Team
Annual Reports 2012
24th Sep 2012
Annual Reports for the MACP AGM 2012 are now on the website for members - member log in required. Information for members and the Annual reports can be found under the "Home" menu / MACP AGM 2012.
Independent Prescribing for Physiotherapists
24th Jul 2012
MACP Bid to host IFOMPT 2016
10th Jul 2012
I am delighted to let you know that the MACP has been successful in its bid to host the IFOMPT conference for 2016. This will take place in Glasgow, and we are looking forward to hosting a fantastic conference there. My thanks to the dedication and hard work of the bid team, the team in Glasgow, our scientific committee, the course leaders, our team of national researchers and everyone else who has supported the bid. A great team effort and exciting times ahead for the MACP.
Click here to see a copy of the letter from IFOMPT confirming the MACP's successful bid.
Study Day and AGM
15th Jun 2012
Saturday 27th October - MACP Study Day 2012 - "Reasoning our way through neural systems" - followed by the MACP AGM - Brunei Gallery, Russell Square, London....... Click here to book a place......
28th May 2012
As you are probably aware, since the CSP Clinical Interest Groups have become Professional Networks, the MACP is now part of the Neuromusculoskeletal Alliance. Within the Alliance are a number of Networks who, whilst maybe having slightly different skill sets and approach to MSK conditions, all share the desire to be able to influence clinical practice for the benefit of the patients and the profession. The MACP sees the potential benefits of working more closely with other Networks within the Alliance, and so we are now including reciprocal links between our websites (Home Menu / NMSK Alliance Group - links). This is a move to share knowledge and experience as well as promoting a good working relationship between us.
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