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The RCC is a registered charity promoting quality, safety and professionalism in chiropractic. We are an apolitical professional membership body that promotes and supports high standards of education, practice and research, enabling chiropractors to provide, and to be recognised for providing, high quality care for patients. You can learn about the RCC on our about page.

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Chiropractic Practice Standard: Clinical Record Keeping

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Chiropractic Practice Standard: Clinical Record Keeping

The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Chiropractic Practice Standards are evidence-based documents designed to help chiropractors meet their obligations in the provision of patient care and/or the governance of their services. For each area of practice, they:

  • Highlight relevant elements of the General Chiropractic Council’s Code, and relevant legislation, as requirements;
  • Provide expected standards of practice informed by the evidence;
  • Provide additional helpful guidance; and
  • Provide a benchmark for normal practice.

The RCC’s new Chiropractic Practice Standard on Clinical Record Keeping, formally launched today, focuses on the principles and expected standards of clinical record keeping in a chiropractic care setting and aims to assist chiropractors to achieve those standards.

Consultation – Chiropractic Practice Standard: Clinical Record Keeping

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CONSULTATION – Chiropractic Practice Standard: Clinical Record Keeping

The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Chiropractic Practice Standards are evidence-based documents designed to help chiropractors meet their obligations in the provision of patient care and/or the governance of their services. For each area of practice, they:

  • Highlight relevant elements of the General Chiropractic Council’s Code, and relevant legislation, as requirements;
  • Provide expected standards of practice informed by the evidence;
  • Provide additional helpful guidance; and
  • Provide a benchmark for normal practice.

This new Chiropractic Practice Standard focuses on the principles and expected standards of clinical record keeping in a chiropractic care setting and aims to assist chiropractors to achieve those standards. The RCC now wishes to consult on the content of the draft document.

The consultation is aimed, in particular, at the chiropractic profession, but the RCC is also keen to hear from other health professionals, health & care organisations, commissioners, patients and the public. It particularly wishes obtain views on the following questions:

  1. Have we identified all the relevant requirements of chiropractors in the context of clinical record keeping
  2. Do the expected standards of practice reflect normal practice and have we included the appropriate evidence to support them? Is anything missing?
  3. Should we include any additional guidance?
  4. Are our statements clearly expressed such that chiropractors, other health professionals, health & care organisations, commissioners, patients and public can reasonably be expected to understand what we mean?

The consultation document and response form are available here:

Clinical Record Keeping Consultation Document

Consultation Response Form

Deadline for receipt of responses: 5pm, Friday 19th May 2023

The consultation has now closed

Access to Health Education England’s IRMER and MRI Safety training for chiropractors

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Access to Health Education England’s IRMER and MRI Safety training for chiropractors

Essential CPD for x-ray referrers
If you refer out for x-ray imaging to private service providers, such as Ramsay Health, Spire etc, you will have found that, as an x-ray referrer, you need to provide evidence that you are up-to-date with your IRMER training. It is common policy to require up-to-date completion certificates from high quality training such as the relevant ‘e-IRMER’ modules on Health Education England’s e-LFH (electronic learning for health) platform.
 
Essential CPD for chiropractors with x-ray facilities
In the best interests of patient safety, remaining up-to-date with all aspects of IRMER is essential for chiropractors who have in-house x-ray facilities.
 
Essential CPD for MRI referrers
If you refer patients for MRI, you may need to show service providers that you are up-to-date with ‘MRI Safety Training for Referrers’, which is also hosted on the e-LFH platform.

Access to e-LFH is normally limited to NHS staff, however I am pleased to advise that the Royal College of Chiropractors has arranged access for chiropractors to the relevant e-IRMER and MRI Safety for Referrers learning modules on the e-LFH platform. This high-quality training is provided free of charge to RCC members and represents another valuable addition to the RCC membership package.

The same training is also available via the RCC for non-members at a cost of £115. This provides access until 1 March 2024. If you wish to make use of this essential resource, please contact admin@rcc-uk.org to obtain your access details.

New CPiRLS Safer Practice Notices recently published

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NEW CPiRLS Safer Practice Notices recently published

The new CPiRLS Safer Practice Notices have now been published on our publications page. This includes:

CPiRLS Safer Practice Notice 001u2 Falls
CPiRLS Safer Practice Notice 002u2 Rib Fracture
CPiRLS Safer Practice Notice 003u Continuity of Care
CPiRLS Safer Practice Notice 004u Pelvic Girdle Pain
CPiRLS Safer Practice Notice 005u Syncope
CPiRLS Safer Practice Notice 006u Underlying Pathology

Her Majesty The Queen

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Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen

The Royal College of Chiropractors is saddened at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022, and we offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family

RCC Publishes Patient Communication Practice Standard

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RCC Publishes Patient Communication Practice Standard

The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Chiropractic Practice Standards are a new series of evidence-based documents designed to help chiropractors meet their obligations in the provision of high quality patient care and/or in ensuring good governance of their services. The RCC’s first Chiropractic Practice Standard, which has been officially launched today, focuses on communication with patients.

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Controls (IPC) rules withdrawn

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COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Controls (IPC) rules withdrawn

The governments of England and Wales have withdrawn their final COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Controls (IPC) rules, namely the PPE requirement for face masks to be worn in healthcare settings, unless there is a known Covid infection risk. For Scotland, the use of face masks will continue in healthcare settings, although expectations are that this rule may be withdrawn in July. Face mask use is still encouraged in Northern Ireland.

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Another great set of 2024-2026 Patient Partnership Quality Mark Award winners! Congratulations to all who received a quality mark award. #RCCAGM2024

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Registration opens today for our next 2024 webinar with Nicky Keay - on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and why this is important for chiropractors. Check your inbox for details or register/get more details here -> https://rcc-uk.org/rcc-events/

A great opportunity to share some of our Licentiate (LRCC), Member (MRCC) and Fellow (FRCC) membership progressions, celebrated at the #RCCAGM2024.

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The Chiropractic Patient Incident Reporting & Learning System (CPiRLS) 2.0 was launched at the #RCCAGM2024.

Do you know what patient safety incidents are? Red, Yellow and Green.

Visit http://rcc-uk.org/cpirls

Delighted to share the first few 2024-2026 Patient Partnership Quality Mark Award photos today! Congratulations to all who received a PPQM award. Watch out for more AGM and award snaps this week... #RCCAGM2024

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BOOK NOW! 🔔 Registration is now open for our first 2024 webinar "A Patient's-Eye View". Check your inbox for details or register/get more details here -> https://rcc-uk.org/rcc-events/

Take a sneak peek at the first few webinars coming to a screen near you in 2024! Registration for the first 2024 webinar "A Patient's-Eye View", is expected to open within the next week, so watch your inbox for details!

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CPiRLS 2.0 launched at the 2024 RCC AGM & Winter Conference! For more details: http://rcc-uk.org/cpirls

CPiRLS is an online reporting and learning forum that enables chiropractors to share patient safety incidents and learn from the collective experience

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