More about consent

I turned up panic-stricken with my six year old son in A and E a little while ago.  He was having proper breathing difficulties.  I drove him through the busy town centre promising him anything from trips to the fair to “crisps later” to try to keep him happy and calm as he periodically struggled…

Aches and Pains by Louis Gifford: Book Review

Guest spot this week:  Mark Andrews of Kemptown Osteopathy in Brighton has kindly allowed me to use the full version of his review of Aches and Pains (an edited version appearing in the latest “the osteopath” magazine).  He did in fact put me on to this book, written by a late, great physio called Louis…

GOsC Meeting July 2015

In pursuit of trying to understand “Osteopathy: the Profession” in 2015, I have been reading my osteopathy magazines more closely than usual.  In the Osteopath Magazine, I saw a tantalizing invitation to the next General Osteopathic Council Meeting (Thursday 16 July).  “Meetings take place at 10am at Osteopathy House. Osteopaths are welcome to attend. For more information call Marcia…

theosteopath June/July2015, digested for you

Too busy to read through the whole magazine looking for the juicy bits?  Not me.  Nothing speeds up a train journey like the latest edition of GOsC’s official organ.  You might not have the same luxury of a free hour to peruse the classifieds and read lengthy articles about ASA compliance before you pull into…

New CPD scheme – don’t worry, it’s really not that scary

There’s nothing to be afraid of.  That seems to be the general feeling from everyone I’ve spoken to.  I missed our local regional meeting and missed the deadline for feedback, but having spent a while this morning trawling through the CPD proposals, I feel  reassured and even somewhat inspired to start planning my future CPD.  I’m…