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Predicting survival rates of brain cancer patients using AI

AI can now predict the survival rate of people with brain cancer.   The technology can successfully tell us if, after receiving radiotherapy, patients will survive for more than eight months.    Utilising AI for accurate prognosis prediction could help clinicians with treatment choices and early intervention, ultimately helping patients live longer.    It is …

New report highlights need for more physiotherapists

A recent report from the Nuffield Trust reveals that despite a significant rise in the total number of qualified physiotherapists in the UK over the past decade, the increase in NHS physiotherapist numbers has been merely 3.3%.    CSP’s director of practice and development, Ash James, responded: “The CSP welcomes the Nuffield Health report on …

Digital prescriptions now available on NHS app

NHS app users can now collect their prescription from the pharmacy without having to visit their GP surgery first    The traditional paper prescription from doctors has been replaced by an in-app barcode, simplifying the process for users who can have it scanned at any pharmacy.    Additionally, the app allows users to request repeat …

Health Secretary unveils plans to transform health and social care for patients

Health and Social Care Secretary Victoria Atkins has expressed gratitude to healthcare and research staff for their dedication to achieving significant milestones. In a week marked by the government fulfilling 2 manifesto commitments, Atkins outlined her vision to streamline and improve the health and social care system, making it faster, simpler, and fairer for patients. …

CSP raises concerns over NHS data platform

The CSP has cautioned that the allocation of a significant NHS data contract to the US technology company Palantir should be accompanied by robust security and confidentiality measures.   Euan McComiskie, the health informatics lead at the CSP, noted that while the decision was anticipated, it “does not come without controversy and challenge”.   “It …

Physiotherapists championed in CMO’s annual report

Chris Whitty’s annual report, published 10 November, places a significant focus on the vital role of physiotherapists in regards to maximising the independence and reducing health problems in old people.    The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy supports the report, which explores the benefits of physiotherapy such injury prevention, self-management stategies and physical health promotion.    …

AHP principles of practice updated for occupational therapists

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has launched its AHP principles of practice-based learning: working together to support our future workforce.   Created in collaboration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the principles exist to ‘support the development of quality, sustainable placement opportunities for pre-registration physiotherapy occupational therapy learners.’    These principles are evidence-based, practical …

Speech and language support needed more than ever in UK schools

A report from Speech and Language UK has revealed that children with speech and language needs are the highest on record.   Up to 80% of the teachers who participated in the survey said the children they teach are not at an adequate level when it comes to communication in terms of language acquisition and …

New suicide prevention strategy shared by government

As part of a new initiative to reduce suicide rates in the UK, the government has shared a national suicide prevention strategy.   This move seeks to combat the rising suicide rates and extend critical mental health assistance to specific at-risk groups, including young people, middle-aged men, healthcare staff, individuals on the autism spectrum, and …

Updates to the HCPC standards of proficiency: everything you need to know

Calling all healthcare professionals! Updates have been made to the HCPC standards of proficiency. In this blog, we cover everything you need know.   What are the HCPC standards of proficiency?   The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) lays out the skills, knowledge and standards for healthcare positions including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and radiologists. …

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