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.
It’s here! The CPD.RCC online portfolio system is live!
The Royal College of Chiropractors is delighted to announce the general launch of CPD.RCC – your new, online CPD portfolio system. Getting started with CPD.RCC is easy using our introductory video, and a comprehensive help menu keeps you on track. To activate your CPD.RCC account contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGM/Winter Conference focusing on the public health role of chiropractors
We are delighted to announce details of our AGM & Winter Conference, which will take place in London on Wednesday 31st January 2018 and is free to members. The programme and registration form are available here. Members will also receive these details, along with the formal notice of AGM business, by email and post.
Invitation to participate in developing a dementia-friendly assessment tool
In recognition of the increasing incidence of people living with dementia, the RCC has been working with its Lay Partnership Group to develop relevant and helpful information for members. We have recognised the importance of the physical care environment, and have been considering how best to support chiropractors to create enabling environments for patients living with dementia.
An integral and essential part of this work is the engagement of stakeholders drawn from the chiropractic profession. We are therefore keen to recruit members to a Reference Group to help shape and guide the work. If you would like to be involved as a member of the Reference Group, please contact email@example.com by Friday 3rd November.
RCC Bursaries for Studies in Research Methods and Evidence-based Practice
The Royal College of Chiropractors is pleased to announce that a number of bursaries are to be awarded for the 2017/18 academic year to enable members to register for Masters-level modules in Research Methods, Evidence-based Practice or Clinical Audit. For more information and to apply visit: Research Study Bursaries. Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 27th October 2017.
2018 AGM and conference dates announced!
We are delighted to announce the Royal College of Chiropractors conference dates for next year. Our 2018 AGM and Winter Conference will take place in London on Wednesday 31st January and the 2018 Summer Conference will be held in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd June. Registration dates will be announced nearer the time.
RCC partners the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
The Royal College of Chiropractors is now a non-commercial partner of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). This means that appropriate research studies funded through the RCC’s eligible funding streams are now entitled to access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Chiropractors practise at major sporting events
Two major sporting events in London this summer involve Chiropractors providing support to elite athletes from around the world. A group of 11 Sports Chiropractors are working at the World Para Athletics Championships, from 14-23 July, and at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships from 4-13 August 2017. The championships, which are being held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, involve 3,300 athletes from more than 200 countries. Chiropractors are working alongside physiotherapists, osteopaths, sports massage therapists, sports doctors, pharmacists and radiologists to provide a fantastic service for the athletes’ needs. Meriel Davis, Sports Chiropractor and Member of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ Sport and Exercise Faculty, said “It’s an amazing opportunity to be involved at events such as these where members of different healthcare professions work together as a team to provide high quality, athlete-centred care”. These events mark the first time that the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships have been hosted by the same city in the same summer.
Call for PPQM and CMQM applications
Applications for the RCC Quality Awards for the period 2018-2020 are now invited. PPQM and CMQM awards already held for the periods 2016-2018 and 2017-2019 will remain valid for one and two more years respectively. Practices that hold the award/s for the period 2015-2017 should now re-apply to ensure their quality mark/s remain/s valid beyond 2017. Applications from renewing Practices and those that have never held the award are positively encouraged. Application details here.