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PACE Rehabilitation - Corporate Mem...

12th October 2010

PACE Rehabilitation are continuing our series of features of Corporate Membership. PACE are one of our more recent Corporate Members, but well established in the market, and frequent supporters of our events.Since its establishment in 2003, the number of patients who have received services from PACE Rehabilitation’s multi disciplinary team (...

Case Management and the Personal In...

7th October 2010

Essential Information and Debate - Summary by John Ainscough, Director John Ainscough Associates, and CMSUK Events and Education Committee member.The whole process behind the organisation of this day started with discussions in the CMSUK education committee over a year ago so it was very pleasing for us to get to this point of fruition in what seem...

Important Message from the CMSA Boa...

25th September 2010

The following is a letter from the President of the CMSA issuing an official response to the CCMC's concerns regarding the CMSA's updated Standards of Practice for Case ManagementDear CMSA Member: The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) yesterday issued an official response to the CMSA updated Standards of Practice for Case Management...

Key messages for case managers from...

25th September 2010

The following summarises some aspects of the White Paper - Liberating the NHS, which sets out the government's vision of the NHS.  Patient choiceCore to the document is the philosophy that "Patients are at the heart of everything we do", so there are repeated messages about more choice and more control for patients. Working with...

Helen Merfield moves on to new hori...

10th September 2010

HCML announced today that Helen Merfield, Founder and Clinical Director, is leaving the business with immediate effectHCML announced today that Helen Merfield, Founder and Clinical Director, is leaving the business with immediate effect. Helen stated “having built HCML from scratch seven years ago I have decided that my true skill is in entre...

Rehabilitation of Sichaun Earthquak...

11th August 2010

The devastating earthquake in Sichuan, China on 12 May 2008 left thousands of survivors requiring medical care and intensive rehabilitation.  In view of this great demand, the Chinese Speaking Orthopaedic Society established the "Stand Tall" project to provide voluntary services to aid amputee victims in achieving total rehabilitatio...

Vetting and Barring update

11th July 2010

The future of the Vetting and Barring Scheme is 'under review' The Coalition Government has put the Vetting and Barring Scheme on hold, while the Home Secretary, Theresa May, considers scaling back the scheme to a more 'common sense' level. The scheme was set to commence the first phase of registration in July 2010, however, new safeguarding...

'Highlights' of the emergency budge...

23rd June 2010

'Highlights' is used as a very broad term here, but the following summarises the budget announced this week.TAX  - From January 4 2011, the main rate of VAT will rise from 17.5% to 20%. Current zero-rated items like children's clothes and magazines will remain exempt for the course of this Parliament.- Corporation Tax will be cut next year to...

PAS 150: 2010 Rehabilitation Servic...

23rd June 2010

The end of April 2010 saw the launch of the above Code by the BSI.  Many of you may not be familiar with this Code, as we have had the UKRC Standards to become familiar with.The end of April 2010 saw the launch of the above Code by the BSI.  Many of you may not be familiar with this Code, as we have had the UKRC Standards to become famili...

Proclaim CARE - Corporate Member

17th June 2010

We have a new regular feature on our Corporate Members.  In this first article Ian Fulton gives us some background on the company he set up in 2000.In future issues we will be featuring each Corporate Member in turn.  You can find a list of them on the website.  We would also like to welcome new Corporate Members, MedicaNet and Sprin...

Mental Capacity Act delays

17th June 2010

'Protection delays' taken from The Law Gazette, 17 June 2010The court that makes decisions on behalf of people lacking mental capacity has suffered 'more than its fair share of setbacks' and is still achieving only one of its six targets, over 30 months after its creation, a report revealed last week.The first report into the work of the Court of P...

Community palliative care: role per...

17th June 2010

Jane Melvin, CMSUK Board, has kindly provided us with an article published by the British Journal of Community Nursing, for which she is co-author/researcher.  An excerpt of the article is provided in the newsletter, with a link to the full article in our document library. Community nurses play a key part in palliative care for patients and...