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Oncology and Palliative Care physiotherapy news

Our news pages cover the latest developments, research, ACPOPC updates and other articles from a range of sources and covering many aspects of physiotherapy in oncology and palliative care. 

  • 23 December 2016
    Level 1 course:  The goal will be to share with you how normal day-to-day function is changed by interference with the fascial and connective tissue anatomy.  By understanding how various systems interlink to determine function, we can explore...
  • 9 December 2016
    The palliative Care MSc programme at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London is designed for all health and social care professionals working in palliative care and related areas. The course has developed a national and international...
  • 2 December 2016
    The ACPOPC Winter 2016 e-newsletter was sent directly to your e-mail inbox on Friday 2nd December 2016. We have been sending regular e-newsletters to ACPOPC members since May 2015. If you are not receiving yours, please contact joanna.fairhurst1@nhs.net...
  • 7 October 2016
    Frontline have this week published a news article about prehabilitation for men with prostate cancer, in addition to post-surgery care and follow-up physiotherapy which may be of interest to ACPOPC members (see link below).
  • 2 August 2016
    Motor neurone disease affects about 4,000 people in England and Wales - photo: Motor Neurone Disease Association The education champion for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care made her comments following the publication of...
  • 19 July 2016
    'I am a physiotherapist working on the Stem Cell Transplant ward at Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario, Canada. As we are working on developing a new SCT ward, I am looking for information on physiotherapy set up on other SCT wards around the world....
  • 2 June 2016
    Physio Lesley Sayliss (far right) and other members of the end of life care education team. Clinical educator for AHPs Lesley Sayliss is one of four trainers on a two-year palliative/end of life care education project. Funded by the charity Macmillan...
  • 27 April 2016
    ACPOPC member, Clare Lait, a specialist cancer physiotherapist who works privately and for the NHS in Gloucestershire and Liz O’Riordan, an Consultant Oncoplastic Breast surgeon (diagnosed with breast cancer last year), who works in Ipswich are...
  • 19 April 2016
    In light of the cancellation of the Spring Study Day, the ACPOPC committee would like to ask members a few questions about the ACPOPC study days and future themes.  We would be grateful if you would complete the survey linked below, it should take...
  • 6 April 2016
    The aim of the case studies will be to illustrate the:
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