The NHS’s latest guidance to doctors on physiotherapy, which came into effect last week, suggests that the number of physiotherapy masters courses being offered is on the rise.
In a release on Monday, the Royal College of GPs said: “Physiotherapy Masters courses are one of the most widely practised areas of practice in England.
The majority of patients will benefit from the intensive approach.”
It says the courses have “been proven to provide a broad range of benefits to the patients with and without disease, including pain management, anxiety and depression, sleep, sleep disorders and mental health.”
The Royal College has identified that these courses provide excellent value for money for the NHS.””
In a review of physiotherapists working in England in 2015-16, the College noted that physiotherapy master courses provided the greatest value for the country in terms of increased health care spending.
“Physiotherapist John Wettlaufer, from the Royal Institute of British Medical and Dentistry, said the College of Surgeons and GPs was not opposed to the courses being taught in hospitals.
But he said: “…
I do not think the Royal Colleges guidelines are good enough.
“Physiotechnologists have to be able to work with patients in the right way.
If a physiotherapist is doing a course that is not being followed properly then it is not a good thing for the patient and the patient has to take responsibility.”
The College of Practitioners in Surgeons said the guidance was based on a review by the NHS.
It said: “[Physiopaths] need to have a certain amount of training in their field.”
They need to be certified in the subject area and have been trained to do their jobs safely.””
The guidelines will make it much easier for physiotherapeutic therapists to work in hospitals, and will make sure that physiotherapy students are trained in their areas of expertise.
“The guidance states: “We are making changes to the way we work in collaboration with hospitals, including more training for physiotherapy students.
“Hospitals can choose to develop additional physiotherapy classes, with more nurses involved, for patients who have serious or life-threatening conditions.”
“These will be more clinical, focused and patient-centred, so they can help the patients feel more confident in their care and their physiotherapy experience.”
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A spokesman for the Royal British College of Physiotherapist said: [Physiators] are currently at their peak in terms to get them into the NHS, but that is changing.
“It is good news for the profession and good news to see that there are more physiotheraping classes being offered in hospitals.”
“It’s great that the guidelines are helping, but we also have to acknowledge that the changes to our training system will make a big difference for physiotechnicians.”
I think that if the NHS wants to be successful in the long term, they need to develop more physiotherapy training and it needs to be more connected to hospital training.
“Dr Andrew MacKinnon, from Royal College, said:”Physio therapists are doing an outstanding job, they are performing well in the training and they are delivering the best outcomes for patients.
“But it’s important that we have an effective system in place that will support the profession as it continues to grow.”
“There are currently very few physiotherapprenticeship qualifications available in England and we are working hard to increase the number.”
Physiatrist at a hospital in the US, Robert Pritchard, said there was an increase in the demand for physioanalysts in the NHS and it was important the NHS got the right balance between patient safety and the value they provide to patients.
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