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Conservative policy towards Vocatio...

15th June 2010

Prior to the General Election each party was asked to provide their policy towards Vocational and Clinical Rehabilitation.  This is the response by the Conservative Party, written by our President, Lord Hunt.The Conservative Party has a proud history of putting access to high-quality medical and vocational rehabilitation services in the United...

'Green exercise' and mental health

14th June 2010

This excerpt is from NHS Choices Website“Five minutes exercising in the countryside boosts mental health,” reported The Daily Telegraph. It said a study has found that “exercising in wilderness areas or near water tended to have the biggest impact on mental state” and that “the greatest health changes were seen in the...

Help for Disabled Nurses to Return...

14th June 2010

RCN Bulletin has kindly given us permission to reproduce an article entitled 'Following a different path', concerning Nursing staff who develop disabilities and may have to consider changing roles.  by Cathy Taylor, RCN Careers Adviser.Kate Owen, a district nurse team leader for Dudley Community Services, is one of many RCN members forced into...

Fit Note - the story so far

13th June 2010

Since the introduction of the Fit Note I have been keeping an eye on the news regarding its uptakePersonnel Today reported on 7th June 2010 that fake fit notes which claim to be ‘authentic looking replicas doctors sick note or medical certificates, written on official doctors’ notepaper, with real stamp’ are being circul...

Health Secretary sets out ambition...

11th June 2010

News excerpt from Department of Health's website 9th June 2010In his first speech since taking up the post, the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, said he would put his heart and soul into the improvement of health outcomes by making patients the driving force of improvements to the NHS. Not just as beneficiaries of care but as participants, with sh...

Book Review - 7 Habits of Highly Ef...

9th June 2010

We thought it would be interesting to have a book review, something I hope to make a regular feature.  Please consider writing your own book review for submission to your newsletterI came across this book by accident, whilst looking up something on the internet.  It grabbed my attention, because as Case Managers we all aim to be ‘hi...

Non Union in Personal Injury Claims

4th June 2010

Joseph Hui has provided this useful article on Non Unions, and how these relate to Personal Injury ClaimsARTICLE - Non-Union Orthopaedic fractures are one of the most common injuries in personal injury claims and makes up a large majority of all claims.  Whilst the majority of these will recover without any difficulties, there are a perce...

Kevin Purvis - co-opted CMSUK board...

1st June 2010

Kevin Purvis has recently joined the CMSUK Board of Directors as a co-opted Board Member, and we have kindly been provided with his biography, and a very useful introduction into Paediatric Case Management.  We would like to thank Kevin for committing his time to the CMSUK.Kevin PurvisKevin Purvis has recently joined the CMSUK Board of Directo...

Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles

1st June 2010

A few years ago we had a presentation at the conference from Motability.  Tony Rogers who gave that presentation has allowed us to provide an edited version of their guide to Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles.  The full guide can be found on their websiteWheelchair Accessible Vehicles - widely known as WAVs - are vehicles that have been convert...

Transactional Analysis

27th May 2010

As a case manager you will be considering psychological treatment options that best suit your client.  One treatment option that you may come across is Transaction Analysis (TA).  Kevin Purvis brings you this introduction to TAA simple overview of Transactional Analysis:As a case manager you will be considering psychological treatment opt...

27th May 2010

A simple overview of Transactional Analysis:As a case manager you will be considering psychological treatment options that best suit your client.  One treatment option that you may come across is Transaction Analysis (TA).  TA theory consists of the following:TA was developed by a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Eric Berne in the late 1950...

Tests for Mobility Scooter Owners

12th April 2010

The Department for Transport is considering plans for mobility scooter owners to prove they are fit to drive. Reported are an increasing number of incidents and near-misses because they are scooting too fast and not in control of their mobility scooters.Over 30,000 people are thought to use mobility scooters, and at present there is no test, and ow...