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Welcome

Welcome to the home of the Community Therapists Network, a national organisation providing information, training and education to therapists who provide care and support for people living with long-term conditions in the community.

FEATURED EVENTS
TOM

Learning How to Use the TOM
5th October, RCSLT, London and 19th October, Stirlingshire

This workshop, lead by Prof Pam Enderby, will enable participants to be able to select an appropriate outcome measure for their clinical practice. Delegates go away with a greater understand of how best to collect and measure outcomes data on clients receiving treatments. The day includes both theoretical and practical components. Discount for CTN members to attend the London workshop.

To secure a place at next workshop please click here. To book onto the Stirlingshire workshop email lindsey.manzie@nhs.net



Mental_Fitness

Mental Fitness - A practical approach to mental health Morning of 26th October, 52 Club, London

A half day workshop from Community Therapists Network, lead by Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Chris Morgan and Dr Neil Bindemann (living with a brain tumour). Come and learn about how mental fitness can support a more prevention-based approach to addressing you and your patients’ mental health needs. More details available shortly. To book a place on this workshop, click here.



 
Falls_Prevention

Falls Prevention - Focus on Neurological Conditions Morning of 7th November, Somerset House, London

With it being reported that 30% of people aged 65 and over will fall at least once a year, having a neurological condition is only going to increase that likelihood of a fall, we invite you to attend this very timely morning workshop, lead by neurophysiotherapy specialists, Jane Cast and Elissa Benson, to be held in the grand surrounds of Somerset House in London.

To read more, including the morning agenda and to secure one of the special offer places at £75, click here.

 
CCOMMUNITY THERAPY NEWS
CTN NEWS

Therapy Outcome Measure - User Survey. We are keen to continue to support those using or interested in using TOMs. As part of the continuing development process we would like to collect the thoughts & views of people who are either considering the use of TOMs or have previously been on a TOMs Training day and are currently using the TOM in their practice. To complete the survey click here

Overcoming the challenges of outcomes - Kathryn Moyse reports on the culture change around delivering and measuring effective outcomes.

Click here to read this article/a>

 
FEATURED RESOURCES

Bed 12, Alison Murdoch

Bed 12 is a poignant and darkly comic account of what it’s like to fight for someone’s life. It’s for anyone who wonders about their own mortality, who has experienced the serious illness of a friend or relative, or who cares about the NHS.

Further details from here


Importance of Good Data

NHS services across the country continue to be challenged with measuring and improving the quality of their services, and as part of that process, they need to capture data. This, as Karen Middleton, CEO of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists states in her video message at TOMs CONNECT.

To view the video click here


Work-Health Divide

Crossing the Work/Health Divide - Better Engagement with Employers 
Meeting report now available

All attendees enjoyed learning from the experiences of VR specialist colleagues across the UK. The discussion sessions enabled people to share their own perspectives. The importance of supporting employees mental health and ways of doing that was a significant feature of the day, along with an excellent presentation which got people thinking about what outcomes VR services should be measuring. To read the executive summary click here


FEATURED SERVICE

Community Hospitals Association Research and Media

CHARM is the Community Hospitals Association's knowledge and resources website, dedicated to promoting research and good practice. Our mission is to share knowledge of community hospitals in order to continually improve community hospital services for patients, families and whole communities.

Details of how to become a member of the CHA can be found on the CHA website.