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…

The Person-Centred Care of Medically Unexplained Symptoms – a revolution is afoot

A one day symposium, at St George’s, University of London, 28 September 2016.  A collaboration between the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, and the CauseHealth Project. OK.  Take a deep breath.  I just did.  Because on opening my notebook to begin trying to make sense of this amazing one-day Symposium in London, I have…