Online resource - Moving forward with a Neurological condition
ACPPLD colleagues in NHS Lanarkshire have recently developed an online resource "Moving forward with a Neurological condition"
This was developed in conjunction with 4 students from Glasgow Caledonian University and includes a passive movement education video and information on postural care and condition management.
The pages are smartphone friendly and will hopefully be of benefit to many staff, patients and students alike
Developing a falls management tool for adults with learning disabilities
Falls can have a significant impact on the lives of adults with a learning disability and their carers. There is a need to develop falls prevention strategies specifically for adults with a learning disability. A research team from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are currently developing a Guide to Action (GtA) Tool to identify falls risk factors and supports action to reduce these risks.
Preparing the NHS for the potential impact of the Omicron variant and other winter pressures in England
"Systems are asked to ensure that access to community-based mental health services and learning disability and autism services are retained throughout the COVID-19 surge to ensure that people at risk of escalating mental health problems and those who are most vulnerable can access treatment and care and avoid escalation to crisis point, with face-to-face care retained as far as possible."
A Community of Practice (CoP): Abdominal massage for constipation (AMfC)
Public Health England (2016) & LeDeR (2019) have reported up to 50% of all adults with a learning disability have constipation.
Successful 2021 AGM and Learning event
The 2021 ACPPLD learning event and AGM were held last week and were a huge success.
AGM and learning event final reminder
A reminder to all members that the 2021 ACPPLD AGM meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday 10th November at 12.30pm
Learning event Programme released
The programme for this years annual learning event has now been released and applications are open!
Developing a falls management tool for adults with intellectual disabilities in community settings- stakeholder views
AHP Survey on Research skills, capacity and support
This survey aims to ask all practicing AHP’s working within the NHS to provide their insight into their confidence to use / support research, their own research skills, and the support they have from employers to engage with and implement research. This feedback will provide crucial information to help influence strategic planning for AHP’s in the future.
The CSP would like as many people as possible to complete this, especially those that do not engage with research at the moment, or feel that they need to further develop their skills. The survey closes on the 30 September.
Registration and Abstract submission OPEN for ALE 2021
We now invite you to submit your abstracts for the 2021 virtual conference. The closing date for submissions is 27th August 2021