Recruiting for University of Nottingham's Pain at Work Feasibility Trial
Wendy Chaplin, a researcher for the University of Nottingham's Pain at Work Trial, is running a trial of a toolkit called Pain at Work which is designed to help people manage chronic pain at work. It’s an online package with the option of getting support from an occupational therapist over the phone with tips and advice on how to manage pain in the workplace (e.g., reasonable adjustments, self-care, etc):
ACPOHE Study Day 2023 - Chair’s Round Up
On Friday 17th November, ACPOHE hosted our 2023 study day and AGM. It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many members attending and participating in rich discussion throughout the day.
The morning offered educational sessions, led by external, expert speakers. Greet Jannsens and Stephanie Phillips, with contributions from Saadiyah Hussein, colleagues from the CSP DisAbility network discussed the importance of breaking down barriers in the workplace whilst Heather McLellan, OH Physiotherapist presented on the importance of vocational rehabilitation in the workplace and the recently published stroke vocational rehabilitation guidelines. Heather provided a very personal and honest case study and Greet and Steph opened up important discussions on the application of reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
Now available: ACPOHE's Pay and Grading Guidance 2023-2024
The CSP continues to advise ACPOHE that the biggest influencer on pay and grading changes, both for physiotherapists working in the NHS and for private organisations, needs to come from the Agenda for Change.
With industrial action, and in some cases, negotiations continuing to take place, this has delayed ACPOHE's guidance. Therefore, the following guidance is based on CSP guidance on where pay awards are at this time.
Our Pay and Grading Guidance 2023-2024 document is now available - click on the link below.
If you have any questions please do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD opportunity at University of London
University of London is putting together a PhD opportunity that focuses on correctional officers that they aim to submit for a particular PhD funding programme in Autumn at King’s College London. The overall aim of the proposed mixed methods PhD is to explore moral injury among correctional officers and how this impacts on their health and occupational (sickness absence, intention to leave, presenteeism) outcomes. This will be jointly supervised by Dr. Sharon Stevelink, Professor Neil Greenberg and Professor Gail Kinman.
NEW Fit note resources to help awareness of the importance of supporting patients back to work
ACPOHE is pleased to showcase our new set of resources, available to download from our Work & Health Learning and Development Hub - (click Free Guest Access and go to Resource Library).
CSP network, volunteer and influencer of the year awards - nominations now open
CSP members now have the opportunity to nominate a CSP network or person who has had made a big contribution in 2023 to promote physiotherapy or support the profession.
The CSP network, volunteer and influencer of the year awards hope to recognise a supporter of physiotherapy, thanking CSP networks, volunteers, and influencers for their efforts.
Find out how to nominate here: https://www.csp.org.uk/2023awards
Deadline: 23:59 on 15 November 2023.
Glasgow Caledonian University looking for employees with chronic pain for study
Are you an employee with chronic pain working for a company with less than 250 employees? Or do you know someone who is?
Then Glasgow Caledonian University would like to hear from you!
From the HSE: Principles to support disabled workers and workers with long-term health conditions in work
ACPOHE is "twinning" with ACPSEM (Physios in Sport) for a webinar 19:00 on 27/09/23
ACPOHE is "twinning' with ACPSEM (Association Of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine) for their first Autumn Series event on September 27th.
Join our focus group on inclusion, belonging and engagement