This page has been written to advise Physiologists about what is happening within the profession at the cutting edge. It contains information and downloads relating to the MSC (modernising scientific careers) plans, departmental development and other news which modern Physiologists may have an interest in.
Following the first Joint National Audit Project (held in London, 11 October 2012), ANS are pleased to provide slides from the presentations.
If you prefer you can download everything at once in the following zip file. You will need to have a decompression program on your computer to unzip the following package. This package is over 12 MB in size so please consider downloading using a broadband connection or when you have plenty of time.
This is important information for those professionals who work with young people. Please download and review this document to offer some assistance in improving your own department.
The M-Level Register is now open. Application forms and guidance to apply for CSci (and the RCCP M-Level register) is available on the RCCP website now.
For application enquires please contact Kelly St Pier on 020 7405 9200 ext 1466. She can be emailed on kelly DOT stpier AT gosh DOT nhs DOT uk
Excerpts of a Communication from Sam Hudson (Head of Experience and Engagement, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement)
A complete guide to improving patient experience – one click away!
A package of patient experience research and on-line support is being launched today to support NHS services to improve patient experience:
Transforming Patient Experience: the essential guide provides you and your organisation with a resource to enable better understanding and optimal use of patient and staff experiences to improve services. It is suitable for anyone with designated responsibility for improving patient experience – either as a provider of services or as a commissioner.
It contains practical guidance and covers the crucial aspects of:
Head of Experience and Engagement
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services sees the Royal College of Physicians encouraging individual Trusts to look at their own practices and with some detailed tools can look at how to improve these services.
More details can be found on the IQIPS website. The latest newsletters are provided here for download.
ANS are working hard on behalf of professional Physiologists throughout the United Kingdom in order to ensure government changes to the training and education program
does not compromise the academic and skills training required for this highly specialised career.
For the interest of our members we have developed this dedicated page to highlight the huge amount of work ANS are investing for the benefit of neurophysiology in the UK.
Please be advised that the 'zipped' workforce profiling tools are available to download (they are too big to email).
These email addresses are now 'live'. Interested parties are requested to send a note requesting the particular tool to the appropriate email address. The message will then be validated that the requestor is authorised (i.e. has an 'nhs' address 'of sorts', and if so, send them a link to the tool's location and a password to decrypt the files).
In keeping with the representation ANS make at DoH and government level, it was felt necessary to prepare a statement relating to the proposed MSC (modernising scientific careers) plans.
This should make important reading for all department managers.
It is likely to be of interest to anyone associated with training and developing Physiologists and those who are involved with succession planning at departmental or patch level.
Joanne Horrocks (Hon Chair)
Peter Bill (Professional Affairs)