Launch of the Standards of Practice
We are pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists working with Adults with a Learning Disability’.
They can be accessed in their own section of this website by clicking the link on the top menu. As well as the main document there is an executive summary for carers and an executive summary for professionals. There are also a number of toolkits and supporting documents that we hope will help physiotherapy services and clinicians to implement the standards into practice.
2019 ACPPLD Annual Learning Event summary
The 2019 ACPPLD annual learning event took place earlier this week at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank. The event was a great success with 72 delegates enjoying the CPD and networking over the 2 days. Huge thanks are extended to the Scottish organizing committee - 'the lasses in the sashes' and thanks also to all the speakers, sponsors and the staff at Golden Jubilee Hotel for their help and assistance.
Learning event applications now CLOSED!
With 3 weeks to go till the big event, applications for the 2019 ACPPLD Annual Learning Event are now closed!
ACPPLD Annual Learning event - update
The closing date for the 2019 ACPPLD Annual Learning Event has now passed and we are no longer able to accept any applications for residential packages.
Speech and Language research priorities for LD
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) have recently launched their ‘top 10 priorities’ for research in Learning Disabilities. Some of these overlap with Physiotherapy so we thought members may be interested to see them
Queens Birthday Honour for Learning Disability Physiotherapist
We are delighted to announce that Learning Disability Physiotherapist, Christine Hughes has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queens birthday honour list
ACPPLD Annual Learning Event 2019
Don't forget about the 2019 ACPPLD Annual Learning Event which will be taking place on 16th and 17th September in Glasgow. Applications are being accepted now and the closing date is 5th August.
ACPPLD Membership changes
As you may have already seen in our recent Newsletter, there have been some recent changes to the ACPPLD Membership categories. Following a review of the Governance processes for its Professional Networks, the CSP has decided that we can open up membership to non-CSP members.
New Mencap video - watch and share
Check out this new video from Mencap’s Treat me well campaign. It’s all about how we can make sure people with profound and multiple learning disabilities get the best possible care when they’re in hospital.
Specialist Learning Disability Job opportunities
There are currently 3 Specialist Learning Disability band 7 jobs advertised on CSP website and in Frontline magazine. Learning Disabilities is an interesting, challenging but rewarding area of Physiotherapy to work in so if you fancy a change of job have a look.