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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. 

  • 19 September 2014
    Therapy assistant Dale Chaulk helps bone marrow transplant patient Keven Lamb to exercise During a six-month trial at University Hospital Southampton NHS trust, which began in January 2014, a band 3 therapy assistant provided exercises and worked with...
  • 8 July 2014
    Download the updated guidance below In updated guidance on the care of people with advanced breast cancer, NICE says that although exercise will not prevent lymphoedema, it will not cause the condition or make existing symptoms worse. Natalie...
  • 27 March 2014
    NICE deputy chief executive Gillian Leng: 'Nearly 3,200 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in England each year.' Photo: NICE In guidance published last month, NICE says the participation of children and young people in clinical trials...
  • 23 January 2014
    Kate Jones: 'With some understanding, any physio can treat patients with a cancer diagnosis.' The booklet says that although MSCC can lead to permanent paralysis, correct early management can improve functional outcome for patients. Titled So Your...
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  • 11 December 2013
    A spokesperson for the London-based trust said that Barts was one of only three clinics nationally which offered specialist assessment, advice and treatment for patients living with the side-effects of breast radiotherapy. Although patients are mainly...
  • 23 October 2013
    Macmillan is funding Kate Baker and Kathryn Elias in metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) service improvement Kate Baker and Kathryn Elias will job share as the metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) service improvement lead for the South Wales...
  • 14 October 2013
    Macmillan Cancer Support's new director for England: physiotherapist Fran Woodard Fran Woodard moved to the charity’s London headquarters this week, where she leads a team of more than 100 staff focused on service development and innovation. She will...
  • 27 August 2013
     Jenny Taylor's clinical textbook is the first to look exclusively at the role of physiotherapy in palliative and end of life care The book - 'Potential and Possibility: Rehabilitation at end of Life' - was published in May. A recently-retired...
  • 2 January 2013
    The organisation is seeking to strengthen its relationship with allied health professionals (AHPs) under the constitutional clause of ‘corporate membership’. This includes groups that have expressed a willingness to support the society’s philosophy, aims...
  • 21 March 2012
    The Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) toolkits highlight how AHP services can improve patient outcomes and save the NHS money. The CSP-endorsed resources were developed by NHS London, on behalf of the Strategic AHP Leads Group. Five...
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