Research: Osteopaths are skilling up. The evidence is at NCOR’s Centre for Reviews and Summaries

Last year, I spent positively hours and hours researching issues of child safeguarding in osteopathy for the Centre for Reviews and Summaries, set up by the National Council for Osteopathic Research.  At the end of it all I had personally learnt an awful lot about how to spot emotional abuse, when it was mandatory to…

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Do we really need the GOsC?

OK.  Now I’ve got your attention, I can confess.  This is not going to be an entertaining post-Handoll diatribe against the GOsC, but my slightly nerdy effort to alert to you to the fact that the GOsC’s days could be numbered, and you, yes you!, can help decide the future of how we are regulated.…

General Osteopathic Council Meeting May 2017

It seems that every meeting these days occurs in the wake of a new political bombshell of some sort, and at the May meeting it was the surprise General Election.  I wonder if this period of history will become known as the “Age of Uncertainty”, or the “Wobbly Years”, or even the “Strange Political Times”. The latest…

The new CPD scheme is gathering steam

Like the changing of the seasons, or the birth of a new baby, we have no control over the timetable of the new CPD scheme.  It’s coming, whether you like it or not.  But it probably won’t be entirely, inescapably, in place until about Autumn 2018.  Eager to be ahead of the curve, I signed…

New NICE Guidelines for LBP – November 2016

The last NICE guidelines for low back pain, which were indeed quite nice to osteopaths (along with acupuncturists and chiropractors), came into action around 2009/10. Now we have a new set of guidelines, which have just been published. So what do the guidelines say? Find the official guidelines here.  And a good roundup from the…