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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

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

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RESEARCH SURVEYS:

 

 

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

 

RESOURCES:

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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Scottish Hand Therapists group

The Scottish Hand Therapists group reformed in March 2007 after quiet few years.

 The original meeting was a chance to get to know each other and talk about different ways we all work across Scotland.  We also all brought examples of patient information leaflets to share and these are now kept centrally for anyone to access.

After a brainstorming session, we decided on the format and frequency of meetings.  Since then we have met twice a year, in March and September.  The date and place of the next meeting is always set at the end of the meeting with a confirmation email sent to everyone on the data base.

The meetings usually have some case presentations from members (once we had the 2 minute/5 slide format which was great fun), feedback sessions from courses/conferences, updates on audits, research, new ways of working, discussions on topical subjects and the occasional outside speaker. At the time we decided not to have too many outside speakers as everyone felt what we do not often get the chance to do is discuss and learn from each other.  This has proved very successful.  The case studies have also been a great way to get everyone, including more junior members, involved in speaking and teaching in an informal atmosphere.