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Versus Arthritis is delighted to announce that they will shortly be open for applications for the second round of the MSK Champions programme; a prestigious leadership development opportunity. 

Together with international business school Ashridge Executive Education, Versus Arthritis has created a bespoke leadership initiative, which will support you to become a Champion of musculoskeletal care. You’ll join a galvanized community of role models and ambassadors who advocate change and work together to improve musculoskeletal care.

Are you passionate about leading change in MSK care?

If so, applications for the second cohort go live on Monday 14 January 2019 and the programme will start in June 2019.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and how to apply, please email us at: champions@versusarthritis.org
or visit the healthcare professionals’ page on the versus arthritis website.

Key dates:

  • Monday 14 January – open for applications
  • Sunday 3 March – deadline for applications
  • w/c 25 March – interviews
  • w/c 1 April – interviews

Programme dates:

  • Online induction 23 May @ 10:00
  • Module 1 (residential at Ashridge) – 26-28 June 2019
  • Module 2 (residential at Ashridge) – 25-27 September 2019
  • Module 3 (residential at Ashridge) – 22-24 January 2020
  • Module 4 (residential at Ashridge) – 13-15 May 2020
  • Module 5 (residential at Ashridge) – 23-25 September 2020

 

The future of community MSK and social prescribing

22-24 November 2018
Park Inn Hotel, York

An educational programme of lectures and workshops for GPs, trainees and other members of the practice team to help develop core skills in musculoskeletal care.

This year we will also be running the ever-popular Joint Injection Sessions using Thiel-embalmed specimens of the hand, wrist, and the elbow.

Lectures:-

  • Physical Activity
  • Sports Medicine
  • Chronic Pain Surgery and use of Opioids
  • The new community GPSI MSK Team

Workshops:-

  • Is pain self-management your first choice, or last resort?
  • When does foot pain become arthritis?
  • NICE Guidelines for SpA – Spondyloarthritis
  • Gout – experiences developing an MDT, nurse-led clinic approach in primary care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ultrasound
  • Choosing Wisely – Shared Decision Making
  • Orthopaedic examination and case histories
  • Chronic Pain

A friendly hands-on conference for GPs, Trainees and all members of the practice team.

Full programme and application form at:
www.pcrsociety.org/events/144

Contact:
Helen Livesley
PCR Society
PO Box 42, Northallerton
North Yorkshire DL7 8YG
Email: helen@pcrsociety.org
Telephone: 01609 774794

New dates from the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

03 July 2019 – BMAS House, Northwich (South Manchester)

10 Sept 2019 – NCVO, London N1 9RL

A one-day course on acupuncture as a treatment for osteoarthritis, focussing on the hip, knee and other large joints.  Includes lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions to refresh existing skills to improve your expertise in this field.

This course is for regulated health professionals who use acupuncture in their practice and would like to revise or improve their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with osteoarthritis.

Lecturer: Dr Mike Cummings

Price from £155

Foundation courses in western medical acupuncture are also available.

Book online via the website.
Tel: 01606 786782   Email: admin@thebmas.com.
BMAS House, 2/3 Winnington Court, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1AQ

Improving MSK Medicine & Rheumatology

Starts: Thursday, 22 November 2018 – 09:00
Ends: Saturday, 24 November 2018 – 13:00

Special Joint Injection Session (Pre-booked)
with speakers Drs Alan Walker, Arthur Mone, Simon McGraw and Ms Kirsty Smith.

Following the previous interest in injection workshops using cadavers, this year the PCRS is running
workshops on Thursday morning and afternoon, the first day of the Annual Conference.
As well as the traditional formalin preparations, there will also be Thiel-embalmed specimens this time, which give a flexible and more life-like experience. The hand, wrist, and the elbow regions will be featured. Our team of PCRS presenters will be joined by Kirsty Smith, specialist hand physiotherapist, who will add her insights to the subject.

Lectures:
Physical activity – Dr Jean Wong
The new community GPSI MSK Team – Dr Alastair Dickson
John Dickson Memorial Lecture: Chronic pain, surgery and use of opioids – lessons and evidence from low back pain studies – Mr Diarmaid Ferguson

This year’s workshops:
Is pain self-management your first choice, or last resort? – Pete Moore
Osteoporosis – Zoe Paskins, Keele
When does foot pain become arthritis? – Jill Halstead-Rastrick
NICE Guidelines for SpA- Spondyloarthritis -Who to refer to rheumatology: what to look out for and
what to do – Nicky Goodson
Developing the FSEM-PCR diploma. Discussion re the curriculum and developing it further – Jean
Wong & Andrew Jackson
Choosing Wisely – Shared Decision Making – David Pilbury
Gout – experiences developing an MDT, nurse-led clinic approach in primary care – Alastair Dickson
Ultrasound – Lucy Douglas/Tony Mitchell
Chronic pain/fibromyalgia – Mike Horsfield
Orthopaedic examination and case histories – Louise Warburton & Sukhman Kalra

Delegate booking:
Venue: Park Inn Hotel, North Street, York, YO1 6JF
Download this year’s event programme and booking application form (both PDF).
Visit the pcrsociety.org events page for details and enquiries.

Arthritis Research UK has developed the educational package Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care. It has been created by GPs for GPs and aims to support professionals ‘get the basics right’ in musculoskeletal care and equip GPs with the essential knowledge, skill and confidence needed to manage the most common MSK conditions seen in primary and community care.

The package consists of the popular e-learning module hosted on the RCGP website as well as the new hands-on, interactive workshops.

See a video of the workshop in action.

Workshop dates:

  • Glasgow 25 September 2018
  • Manchester 1 November 2018
  • London 27 November 2018

Places are filling up fast so book today to avoid disappointment: www.coreskillsinmsk.co.uk

13 & 14 October 2018
Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The BCA is delighted to invite you to attend the British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference 2018, brought to you with a fresh look and feel. The event has been organised and coordinated by a new team and is sure to be the chiropractic event of the year!

The event has speaker presentations and workshops focusing on patient-centred care. The BCA will be welcoming new graduate members to the association and celebrating the new council.

Are you passionate about getting the next generation of chiropractors involved in our association? Why not sponsor a student and help them keep their passion for patient-centred evidence-based practice alive! For more information visit bit.ly/BCAConf2018.

Conference highlights include:

  • The latest in chiropractic research, education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions
  • The President’s Lectureto be presented by Alison Dantas
  • Welcome to Conference and Warm up with Kahoot!Catherine Quinn & Bronwen Henley
  • Know Pain:Mike Stewart
  • BCA Annual General Meeting
  • Knowledge Translation:Jørgen Jevne
  • Empower your Patients!Phillippa & Rhiannon Oakley
  • Playing Around:Luke Davies

Workshops to include:

  • Women in Chiropractic Panel:Catherine Quinn, Elisabeth Angier, Polly Hand, and Philippa Oakley
  • EMS DolorClast:Professor Maffulli (Shockwave)
  • Empowering Your Patients/Coaching:Philippa and Rhiannon Oakley
  • Playing Around:Luke Davies
  • Getting to grips with IRMER:Carl Irwin

Expected CPD Hours: 7.5 (subject to verification)
To view the full conference programme visit: bit.ly/BCAConf2018

Friday Evening Seminar
There will be an evening seminar on Friday 12 October 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole entitled “A Practical Guide for Persistent Pain Therapy”. This seminar, presented by Mike Stewart MCSP SRP MSc PG Cert (Clin Ed), will help develop your communication and teaching skills and help people make sense of pain.
Seminar cost: £40
CPD Hours: 3 (subject to verification)
To book your place, please email mike@knowpain.co.uk or admin@knowpain.co.uk

Abstracts
Free poster presentations form an integral part of the conference and are a fantastic way for those working within the chiropractic field to share best practice, research and network with colleagues. Successful submissions will have their research displayed at conference.

Social Evening and Awards Ceremony
The evening of Saturday 13 October will include: street-style food, festival-style events, a live band and DJ, a gin bar, and the British Chiropractic Association Award Ceremony. So, let’s take it to the streets and celebrate!

The BCA looks forward to seeing you this October in Birmingham!

REGISTER NOW at bit.ly/BCAConf2018 
Early bird price valid until 31 August 2018

For further information email events@fitwise.co.uk or phone 01506 292 045
Follow @BCAConferences and use #BCAConf18
Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/bcaconference.

BMAS have scheduled a one-day course on acupuncture as a treatment for osteoarthritis, focussing on the hip, knee and other large joints. The course is comprised of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions to refresh existing skills to improve your expertise in this field.

Thursday 27 September 2018

Venue: NCVO, London N1 9RL
Price from £155
Lecturer: Dr Mike Cummings

This course is for regulated health professionals who use acupuncture in their practice and would like to revise or improve their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with osteoarthritis.

Book online at: www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

Tel: 01606 786782   Email: admin@thebmas.com
BMAS House, 2/3 Winnington Court, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1AQ

Time is running out to become a Champion of Musculoskeletal Care. The deadline for this unique opportunity is 17 June 2018.

Arthritis Research UK, together with Ashridge Executive Education, have created a bespoke leadership initiative with the aim of driving forward tangible improvements in MSK services within the local health systems of each Champion.

We are looking for individuals who are involved in the design, commissioning and/or delivery of musculoskeletal care, including front-line clinicians, public health practitioners, commissioners and service managers.

The Programme:
Duration of 18-20 months and involves:

  • 5 x residential learning modules at Ashridge Executive Education.
  • Development and delivery of a work-based MSK service improvement project.
  • 4 x Action Learning Sets.
  • Access to Virtual Ashridge – an online learning tool to complement your learning.
  • Ongoing support and connection with Arthritis Research UK and your fellow Champions.
  • Support from a network of mentors; eminent leaders within the MSK sector.
  • Support from a panel of patient insight partners.

Arthritis Research UK are committed to representing the communities within the system that we aim to affect, and so the cohorts of champions will be multidisciplinary and diverse and instead of hierarchical position, we will focus on the potential to lead, adapt to change and deliver impact.

The deadline for applications is 17 June 2018. The interviews will take place between 16 – 23 July, and the programme starts in October 2018.

To find out more, please visit the MSK Champion page.