Social prescribing #physiotalk 17th Sep

In a recent speech the Health Secretary in England, Matt Hancock, called for an increase  in social prescribing saying ‘There is a growing evidence base that social prescribing can be better for patients than medicine’. But what is social prescribing, does it work, and how do we, as physiotherapists tap into the resources that are […]

We’re hiring!

Physiotalk has been running tweet chats for nearly 5 years now and as our day jobs have changed Janet and Naomi need more help to keep our website and tweetchats sustainable overt the next year and beyond. So, we’re looking for up to 5 people to join the physiotalk team and help run our twitter […]

‘Lurking’ or ‘listening’ during a physiotherapy tweetchat – a valid means of gaining CPD?

Physiotalk (who are Naomi McVey and Janet Thomas) would like to invite you to take part in a research study called: ‘Lurking or listening during a physiotherapy tweetchat – a valid means of gaining Continuing Professional Development?’ We are collaborating with Queen Margaret University in this research, with advice on research design, analysis and interpretation […]

Make #physiotalk your New Year’s resolution for 2018

Janet and Naomi have been running physiotalk for 4 years now. That’s a tweetchat every fortnight – open access, free continuing professional development (CPD) for physiotherapists, allied health professionals (AHPs) and many others. Run on a shoe string (about £100 a year) we do this as volunteers; and with full time jobs and busy family […]

Recruitment and retention #physiotalk 8th January 2018

The very first Workforce planning strategy and  consultation is being held by Health Education England  from December to March 2018. (Have you had your say on the consultation?).  Workforce planning isn’t anything new though and certainly not restricted to the NHS in England!  You can find information around NHS workforce planning in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and […]

Apprenticeships: a new era for the profession? #Physiotalk 9 January 2017

Proposals for new apprenticeships in healthcare have generated significant discussion on twitter over the past few weeks, particularly related to the consultation in December on proposals to develop an apprenticeship standard for pre-registration physiotherapy. For our first physiotalk on 2017 on Monday 9 January at 8pm UK time we’ll be discussing the opportunities and challenges associated […]