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HEE quick guide on osteopathy published

Health Education England (HEE) and the Institute of Osteopathy have published a quick guide to support clinical and workforce leads, operational managers, and any senior leaders who are involved in workforce development to understand the value that osteopaths can bring to productive NHS services and facilitate the best use of the multi-professional workforce

 

This document, compiled with the help of service leaders, clinicians, experts from across the NHS, and the osteopathic profession can help support a more productive and collaborative workforce.

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‘This report, commissioned by Health Education England, will undoubtedly raise awareness about osteopathy amongst other healthcare professionals and provide service leads insight on how to deploy osteopaths as part of their workforce solution.’

The iO has curated the development of this report that answers questions that NHS Employers commonly ask us regarding effectiveness, safety, training, regulation, patient experience and return on investment of NHS osteopathic practice. The report intends to enable continued transformation towards a system in which workforce planning and where deployment is centred around capability-based recruitment in the spirit of the NHS Long Term Plan, considering the HEE Strategic Workforce Plan and other national strategies.

Matthew Rogers, iO Head of Professional Development said of the report, ‘Opportunities for osteopaths to work in the NHS have been increasing exponentially over the last few years in part due to proactive iO initiatives.

 

‘This report, commissioned by Health Education England, will undoubtedly raise further awareness about osteopathy amongst other healthcare professionals and provide service leads insight on how to deploy osteopaths as part of their workforce solution.’

 

‘Supported by a number of powerful case studies that evidence how osteopaths are adding value to the NHS, and contains testimonials from NHS employers who are already seeing the benefit that osteopaths bring to their teams, this report will be used to further influence NHS stakeholders to take a fresh look at our profession.’

 

The report is available from both Health Education England and the iO websites.

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