Musculoskeletal core capabilities framework

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HPU Bulletin - Musculoskeletal Core Capabilities Framework

Released this week, the Musculoskeletal core capabilities framework for first point of contact practitioners is essential reading for chiropractors. Published by NHS England, Health Education England and Skills for Health 2018, the Framework was developed with the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), of which the RCC is part, and a range of other stakeholders across the whole MSK sector. See here for details.

Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

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Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

All healthcare professionals are well-positioned to influence positive lifestyle changes among their patients, and encouraging physical activity is a vital part of helping patients avoid and manage health problems. However, physical activity is not well integrated into undergraduate curricula for medicine and other healthcare professions.

The ‘Embedding Physical Activity’ report and appendices, co-authored by Ann Gates of Exercise Works who gave a keynote address at the Royal College of Chiropractor’s AGM in January 2018, was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) & Sport England (SE) as part of their Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, and is aimed at embedding physical activity into undergraduate curricula. It highlights the initiatives of the Chiropractic Schools and the RCC which are working towards better incorporating physical activity into undergraduate chiropractic training and continuing professional development as part of a wider public health initiative.

New Launch! Royal College of Chiropractors Dementia Friendly Assessment Tool

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New Launch! Royal College of Chiropractors Dementia Friendly Assessment Tool

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new tool and resource for chiropractors - The Royal College of Chiropractors Environmental Assessment Tool: Is your clinic dementia friendly?

The assessment tool, guidance and bibliography are now available to use and download here: https://rcc-uk.org/dementia-friendly-assessment-tool/

Royal College of Chiropractors Research Grant Awards 2018

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Royal College of Chiropractors Research Grant Awards 2018

The RCC is pleased to announce the availability of research grants to support staff costs in relation to research projects commencing during 2018. 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.

Two different types of grant are available:

Innovation Grant x 2
£15k for 1-year (total available funding for projects commencing in 2018 = £30k)

Applications will be considered for projects in any area of research relevant to neuro-musculoskeletal health. Priority will be given to projects adopting an innovative approach.

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 2018 is Friday 27 July 2018.

(2) Early career postdoctoral fellowship x 1
£16k matched funding per annum for 3 years (total funding = £48k over 3 years)

Applications will be considered for projects addressing one or more of the RCC’s priority areas for research. The deadline for receipt of applications for projects commencing in 2018 is Friday 27 July 2018.

For both types of grant, please visit this page for full details, application forms and Conditions of Award.

New Understanding Psychosocial Barriers Online Learning Module

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Understanding and Managing Psychosocial Barriers in MSK Conditions

The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of a new educational programme, which will lead to the award of an RCC Diploma in Pain Management. Part 1 of the programme comprises an online learning module, entitled Understanding Psychosocial Barriers, which is available now and can be studied on a stand-alone basis. Parts 2 and 3, a hands-on seminar and clinical logbook, are currently under development. Further details are here.
 

2018 AGM Registration now Full

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2018 AGM Registration now Full

Places for the 2018 AGM are now completely full. Please do not attend unless your registration has been confirmed because, unfortunately, the venue will be unable to accommodate you. Members who are not attending but who wish to cast a vote in relation to the formal business of the AGM should do so using the proxy form mailed to all members last year. Please contact us if you need another copy. If you have registered for the event and can no longer attend, please let us know asap so that your place can be released to those on our waiting list.

The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of the new Discovery Service

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The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of the new Discovery Service

Keeping up to date with published research and other information is now much easier for RCC members with the launch of the RCC Discovery Service. Similar to PubMed, but with much wider coverage, this online system allows RCC members to search a huge array of journals, books and databases in one place.

Abstracts can be viewed for any article among the many thousands of indexed publications, but the service also provides access to some 1,200+ full-text publications, including many subscription journals that are of direct interest to chiropractors (an alphabetical list of full-text resources that can be accessed via the RCC Discovery Service is available to view here.)

The RCC Discovery Service is accessed via a secure page on the RCC website, so visit rcc-uk.org, log in with your usual details and click the RCC Discovery Service link. A direct route to the link is also provided here.

Once you have launched the service, you can use the various controls to refine your search, or choose ‘start new search’ to be taken to the main landing page which includes handy links to popular searches.