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NEW COURSE: 13th Southampton Hand Course - 'Hand Emergencies'

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Have your say in the future of physiotherpy - Physiotherapy Priority Setting Partnership: Final Workshop

More exciting BAHT Level I & II Validated Courses added - view details

iSARAH, RA Hand Exercise Training, free online course for Physios and OTs

View details of the next Midlands Regional Group meeting in Nottinham




Postoperative Hand Therapy Practice Patterns Following Trapeziectomy - Please·take part in this student survey - deadline·22/12/2017

Starting out in Research - 2 short courses on Getting Started



The Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (Nottingham) have recently launched the HandSRev database. This is a listing of systematic reviews relevant to hand surgery (and hand therapy). An excellent resource and great place to start when looking for the latest evidence...

Useful document with staffing recommendations in hand therapy: Hand surgery in the UK: Manpower, resources, standards and training (BSSH 2007)

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Gloucestershire Hand Therapists Liaison Group

The Gloucestershire Hand Therapists Liaison Group was set up approximately 10 years ago. Our aims are:

  1. To facilitate communication between multi-disciplinary members of hand therapy teams county-wide.
  2. To share knowledge gained through practice, literature, courses and conferences attended by members of the group.
  3. To highlight new evidence related to effectiveness of hand therapy practice as it becomes available and consider how this may impact on local practice.
  4. To develop and evaluate common care pathways following hand trauma/surgery.
  5. To provide an opportunity for clinical problem solving.
  6. To provide peer support.

Organisation of meetings

The Annual Programme is arranged by Jo Young, Clinical Specialist Hand Physiotherapy, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, email:, tel 0300 422 4340

Topics during the last three years have included:

  • Conservative management of carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s disease and metacarpal fractures
  • Hand Therapy following nerve injury
  • Neurological testing of the upper limb
  • Problem solving following joint replacements in the hand
  • What’s new in wound management?
  • Managing hand fractures treated with ORIF
  • Limiting complications following surgery
  • The PIPJ
  • Neurological Case Studies
  • Planning discharge in hand therapy
  • Hand Resources on the Web

Topics planned for 2011-12 (subject to alteration)

Date Topic
January 13th 9.30-12.00, Redwood House Education Centre, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Digital amputations and skin flaps
April Sporting injuries of the hand
July Neoprene splinting course
October Local management of intra-articular fractures of the PIPJ