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
Useful videos for people with learning disabilities - coming out of lockdown
These 5 videos regarding coming out of Lockdown, may be helpful for people with learning disabilities.
*Please note at this point in time the lockdown easing relates to England Only although the information in general may be of use across the UK*
ACPPLD Newsletter - May 2021
Making a splash for hydrotherapy
Carrie Tbaily, a PhD student at Bournemouth University, is exploring how caregivers perceive hydrotherapy to impact on the needs of adults with severe and profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Funding Available for the Multi Professional Credential in Learning disabilities and autism at an Advanced Practice Level advanced practice credential
Health Education England are now seeking nominations from learning disabilities / autism service leads of colleagues working within their organisation to access funding for studying the multi-professional credential in learning disabilities and autism for advanced practice.
Impact of the social measures used to control COVID-19 on the physiotherapy needs of adults with a learning disability and their rehabilitation
To understand the impact of the pandemic on the physiotherapy needs of adults with a learning disability and explore how services are managing the changes in people’s physical and functional presentation a survey was developed. This was sent to the ACPPLD membership to complete between the 4th to the 30th November 2020. 88 people responded to the survey from across to UK. The survey was completed before the UK entered the latest lockdown therefore, a secondary aim of the results is to inform how specialist learning disability physiotherapy services manage the next phase of the pandemic.
Advanced Clinical Practice working with people who have a learning disability and/or autism
Advanced Clinical practice is an emerging role in healthcare. Physiotherapists have been at the forefront of the development of the role in many areas of clinical practice. Health Education England are currently expanding the advanced clinical practice role within a number of specific areas of healthcare. One of these is in Learning Disability and Autism.
The National Executive Committee are currently working with the Health Education England to support the development of the framework into a Masters level unit of assessed learning and the implementation of the advanced clinical practice role into learning disability and/or autism services.