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Members’ Benevolent Fund The total received for the Fund during March 1994 was €1,590.02 made up as follows: Miss C C Bates 5.00 Mrs L A Maddock 15.00 Balance of fund used for educational (Fee for talk to WI) purposes for physiotherapists in Banff and Buchan region 58.35 Cardiff and East Wales 50.00 Eastbourne and Hwtings 150.00 Grampian 60.00 London (collection at paediatric course and Branch donation)l00.00 Northumberland (collected Tunbridge Wells and District 14.00 West Yorkshire (from Branch Branches: Harrogate 5.00 at AGM) 100.00 Nottingham 200.00 funds and collection at AGM) 116.00 Contributions under deeds of covenant 150.00 Commission and interest 566.67 €1,590.02 The Fund is separate from the Society’s general funds and it would be helpful if cheques were made payable to ‘CSP Members’ Benevolent Fund’. Missing since March 16, 1994 A Green Barbour If you were at 14 Bedford Row on Wednesday March 16, 1994, wearing a green Barbour with a copy of Wicksteed in one pocket and the February 1994 Journal in the other, you have left it in the cloakroom at the CSP. The coat you are now using (possibly with a dog lead in one pocket) belongs to the Wessex Board representative to Council. Please telephone Frances Pope, assistant to the Secretary, on 071-242 1941 to make arrange- ments for an exchange. If you cannot help but know of someone who was at the CSP on that day, pleasedraw their attention to this notice. I North East Thames Board: 1994 Congress. Junior physiotherapistsare invited to apply for assistance towards funding to attend Congress. Application forms from Miss Helen Black, Hon Secretary, North East Thames Board, ‘Lark Rise’, Little Braxted, Witham, Essex. Closing date for completed applications, June 10. personal Charge El0 except for death notices BIRTHS HAYDOCK: On September 18, 1993, to Kate (nde Barr, trained Nottingham School of Physiotherapy,1980-83) and Simon Haydock. a son, Harry George, a brother for Rose. MAIN: On February 7, 1994, to Marion (n6e Charlton, trained Newcastle School of Physiotherapy) and Adrian, a daughter, Laura Rebecca. PICKERING: On March 24, 1994, to Julia (n6e Greaves, trained Nottingham School of Physiotherapy,1983-86) and Tim Pickering, a daughter, Emma Louise. DEATH TIFFNEY On February 15, 1994, Nerys Tiffney MCSP (n& Jones, trained Cardiff Royal Infirmary). Standards of Physiotherapy Practice Quality Assurance The Quality Assurance programme provides a systematic method of evaluating the quality of physiotherapy services and facilitates continuous improvement. Standard 21 A written pian provides a framework for ail quality assurance activities. CRITERIA 1. There is a written quality assurance plan. 2. The plan is updated annually. 3. The plan identifies written organisational and clinical standards. 4. The plan includes quality specifications of contracts with purchasers. 5. The plan includes compliance with the Patient’s Charter. 6. The plan identifies required monitoring of quality assurance activities. Standard 22 Quality assurance activities focus on service user satisfaction. CRITERIA 1. There is a system of monitoring service user satisfaction. 2. Service users are invited to make suggestions about services provided. 3. There is a complaints procedure including a system for response. Standard 23 All staff participate in the QA programme. CRITERIA 1, The role of staff in the quality assurance programme is identified in job descriptions. 2. Responsibility for quality monitoring is defined. 3. Staff of all grades are involved in the development of local standards. 4. All grades of staff are involved in evaluation of practice. 5. Informationfrom quality assurance activities is accessible to all staff. Standard 24 Key indicators of quality are monitored regularly. CRITERIA 1. Organisational standards are monitored annually. 2. There is routine collection of information about important aspects of the service: 0 complaints 0 DNAs 0 accidents re-referral rates waiting time for appointment 0 reports to referrers 0 waiting time in the department 0 adverse events. Standard 25 Evaluationof clinical practice is undertaken with due respect for patient confidentiality. CRITERIA 1. Confidentiality is maintained throughout evaluation activities. 2. Clinical documentation is audited regularly. 3. Audit tools are used to evaluate clinical practice. 4. Where it is undertaken, physiotherapists participate in multidisciplinary audit. 5. Recommendations following audit are documented. Phyrlotherapy, May 1994, vol80, no 5

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Members’ Benevolent Fund The total received for the Fund during March 1994 was €1,590.02 made up as follows:

Miss C C Bates 5.00 Mrs L A Maddock

15.00 Balance of fund used for educational

(Fee for talk to WI)

purposes for physiotherapists in Banff and Buchan region 58.35

Cardiff and East Wales 50.00 Eastbourne and Hwtings 150.00 Grampian 60.00

London (collection at paediatric course and Branch donation)l00.00

Northumberland (collected

Tunbridge Wells and District 14.00 West Yorkshire (from Branch

Branches:

Harrogate 5.00

at AGM) 100.00 Nottingham 200.00

funds and collection at AGM) 116.00

Contributions under deeds of covenant 150.00

Commission and interest 566.67 €1,590.02

The Fund is separate from the Society’s general funds and it would be helpful if cheques were made payable to ‘CSP Members’ Benevolent Fund’.

Missing since March 16, 1994 A Green Barbour

If you were at 14 Bedford Row on Wednesday March 16, 1994, wearing a green Barbour with a copy of Wicksteed in one pocket and the February 1994 Journal in the other, you have left it in the cloakroom at the CSP. The coat you are now using (possibly with a dog lead in one pocket) belongs to the Wessex Board representative to Council. Please telephone Frances Pope, assistant to the Secretary, on 071 -242 1941 to make arrange- ments for an exchange.

If you cannot help but know of someone who was at the CSP on that day, please draw their attention to this notice.

I

North East Thames Board: 1994 Congress. Junior physiotherapists are invited to apply for assistance towards funding to attend Congress. Application forms from Miss Helen Black, Hon Secretary, North East Thames Board, ‘Lark Rise’, Little Braxted, Witham, Essex. Closing date for completed applications, June 10.

personal Charge El0 except for death notices

BIRTHS HAYDOCK: On September 18, 1993, to

Kate (nde Barr, trained Nottingham School of Physiotherapy, 1980-83) and Simon Haydock. a son, Harry George, a brother for Rose.

MAIN: On February 7, 1994, to Marion (n6e Charlton, trained Newcastle School of Physiotherapy) and Adrian, a daughter, Laura Rebecca.

PICKERING: On March 24, 1994, to Julia (n6e Greaves, trained Nottingham School of Physiotherapy, 1983-86) and Tim Pickering, a daughter, Emma Louise.

DEATH TIFFNEY On February 15, 1994, Nerys

Tiffney MCSP (n& Jones, trained Cardiff Royal Infirmary).

Standards of Physiotherapy Practice Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance programme provides a systematic method of evaluating the quality of physiotherapy services and facilitates continuous improvement.

Standard 21 A written pian provides a framework for ail quality assurance activities. CRITERIA 1. There is a written quality assurance plan. 2. The plan is updated annually. 3. The plan identifies written organisational and clinical standards. 4. The plan includes quality specifications of contracts with purchasers. 5. The plan includes compliance with the Patient’s Charter. 6. The plan identifies required monitoring of quality assurance activities.

Standard 22 Quality assurance activities focus on service user satisfaction. CRITERIA 1. There is a system of monitoring service user satisfaction. 2. Service users are invited to make suggestions about services provided. 3. There is a complaints procedure including a system for response.

Standard 23 All staff participate in the QA programme. CRITERIA 1, The role of staff in the quality assurance programme is identified in job descriptions.

2. Responsibility for quality monitoring is defined. 3. Staff of all grades are involved in the development of local standards. 4. All grades of staff are involved in evaluation of practice. 5. Information from quality assurance activities is accessible to all staff.

Standard 24 Key indicators of quality are monitored regularly. CRITERIA 1. Organisational standards are monitored annually. 2. There is routine collection of information about important aspects of the service:

0 complaints 0 DNAs 0 accidents re-referral rates

waiting time for appointment 0 reports to referrers 0 waiting time in the department 0 adverse events.

Standard 25 Evaluation of clinical practice is undertaken with due respect for patient confidentiality. CRITERIA 1. Confidentiality is maintained throughout evaluation activities. 2. Clinical documentation is audited regularly. 3. Audit tools are used to evaluate clinical practice. 4. Where it is undertaken, physiotherapists participate in multidisciplinary audit. 5. Recommendations following audit are documented.

Phyrlotherapy, May 1994, vol80, no 5