Welcome to the Royal College of Chiropractors

The RCC is a registered charity promoting quality, safety and professionalism in chiropractic. We are an apolitical professional membership body of over 2800 members. The organisation 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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IPC Guidance Update

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IPC Guidance Update

Government guidance on infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections including SARS-CoV-2 was updated on 24th November 2021. The update includes significant changes to the guidance on PPE (Section 6.5), although chiropractors should continue to have robust, risk-assessed, infection prevention and control measures in place, and continue to monitor any updates to the IPC guidance.

NICE Publishes Workplace Health Quality Standard

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NICE Publishes Workplace Health Quality Standard

A NICE quality standard on Workplace Health (QS202) has been published on the NICE website.

This quality standard covers how to help people return to work after long-term sickness absence, reduce recurring sickness absence, and help prevent people moving from short-term to long-term sickness absence. It covers everyone aged over 16 in full-time or part-time employment (paid or unpaid), and describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

CMQM Applications for the Period 2022 – 2024 now open

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Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM) – The call for CMQM applications for the 2022-2024 period is now open.

The application form, conditions of award and detailed advice and guidance for producing a successful application (in the form of an online learning module), can be accessed here.

Further details about the awards and list of current award holders are available here for the PPQM, and here for the CMQM.

For queries, email: admin@rcc-uk.org

IPC Guidance

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IPC Guidance

Although infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance agreed by the four UK nations remains under constant review, it has not been updated following the lifting of legal restrictions around COVID-19 that commenced today, Monday 19th July 2021. This means that the guidance, as issued on 1st June 2021, is still current and that, to ensure patient and staff safety is maintained, practising Chiropractors should continue to have robust, risk-assessed, infection prevention and control measures in place. Chiropractors should also monitor any updates to the IPC guidance.

PPQM Applications for the Period 2022 – 2024

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Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) – The call for PPQM applications for the 2022-2024 period is now open.

The application form, conditions of award and detailed advice and guidance for producing a successful application (in the form of an online learning module), can be accessed here.

Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM) – The call for CMQM applications for the 2022-2024 period will open shortly.

Further details about the awards and list of current award holders are available here for the PPQM, and here for the CMQM.

For queries, email: admin@rcc-uk.org

Research Grant Awards 2021

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Research Grant Awards 2021

The RCC is pleased to announce the availability of a grant to support staff costs in relation to a research project commencing during 2021. Applications are invited from UK institutions to fund the costs of personnel undertaking research in the UK, but may relate to projects that involve collaboration with partner/s overseas.

Innovation Grant – £15k for 1 year:

Applications will be considered for projects in any area of research relevant to neuro-musculoskeletal health. Priority will be given to projects that adopt an innovative approach and attract matched funding.

[N.B. RCC Innovation Grant holders will be eligible for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support if their project is of clear and demonstrable value to the NHS.]

The deadline for receipt of applications for projects commencing in 2021 is Friday 23 July 2021.

Please visit this page for full details, including an Application Form and Conditions of Award.

RCC Research Committee Bulletin

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RCC Research Committee Bulletin

Global summit on SMT

A new RCC Research Committee Bulletin, available here, summarises a recent study that reviewed the evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of Spinal Manipuative Therapy (SMT) for the treatment of non-musculoskeletal conditions. The findings and limitations of the study are discussed.

New National Restrictions

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New National Restrictions (to reduce the spread of coronavirus)

The new national restrictions that apply in England from today until Wednesday 2 December 2020 are designed to reduce the spread of coronavirus and thus reduce pressure on the NHS, whilst allowing schools and universities to remain open and as many people as possible to continue to work. During this period, people are being asked to stay at home and avoid meeting people they do not live with. Some businesses are required to close, but Chiropractic clinics are permitted to remain open, along with other healthcare services (p32 #47).

To ensure patient and public safety is maintained, Chiropractors who continue to provide care during this time should do so with robust risk-assessed procedures in place that take into account the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

The General Chiropractic Council has outlined its expectations of registrants in its November newsletter and the RCC recommends that Chiropractors follow the detailed advice provided by their Professional Association.

Have you booked for our next webinar with Monica Handa and Jatinder Benepal on Cervical Radiculopathy? Click for details and register: https://rcc-uk.org/rcc-events/

It was a pleasure to have Mark Gurden, President of the @royalcolchiro and @AECCUniversityC Alumnus, as our Graduation Speaker today. Thank you Mark for inspiring our #AECCGrad21

Dates for your diary... here's the continued schedule for our #RCCAGM2022 Webinar Series: Communication Skills. Registration info will land in your inbox and online: http://rcc-uk.org/rcc-events

About 80 per cent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their life. Both frequent exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce pain.
#selfcareweek #selfcareforlife @SelfCareForum

It's #AlcoholAwarenessWeek, if you're looking to make a change that can help improve your health and wellbeing, visit: https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/alcohol-awareness-week-1/the-alcohol-awareness-week-blog @AlcoholChangeUK

#RCCAGM2022 A reminder that we will be joined by Professor Lesley Haig in our 4th Communication Skills webinar, on Motivational Interviewing in Chiropractic Care. Don't forget to sign up: https://bit.ly/RCC-events

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