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Latest on COVID 19

The news on COVID 19 is moving daily.  Today we have added further infection control advice for those of you still operating face to face consultations as well as information if you wish to support the NHS.  Visit COVID 19 latest advice and guidance for more information.

Guide issued on telephone and video consultations

With the current technology now available, telephone and video consultations can be a useful addition to the services and support that you provide your patients in managing their care.

COVID-19: Update and advice

13 March 2020 Following the Government’s statement yesterday, we know that many of our members are naturally concerned about their health, that of their patients and the impact on their practice. The situation is rapidly evolving as the UK moves into a ‘delay’ phase to slow the spread of the disease and we are closely monitoring sources to understand the impact to our members and provide advice and guidance as available. Current situation In over 80% of cases, symptoms are very mild, with a suggestion that many of these mild cases are going undetected.  Currently, it is the elderly and… Read more ›

COVID-19 Update

Further to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the iO would like to assure members that we are closely monitoring information from Public Health England.

Osteopath features on NHS Choices

Registered osteopath, Tim Allardyce, has been featured in a NHS Choices video, produced to explain how people can prevent and ease shoulder pain, and when to get help from an expert.

Brexit: What does it mean for EU working?

With the UK’s exit from the EU fast approaching, we have been asked by members how best they can protect their ability to practice and/or teach osteopathy within the EU post Brexit. While the environment is still uncertain, Maurice Cheng, CEO, provides some context and guidance.

iO CPD workshops: Communication and consent

The iO team is delighted take the hugely successful communication and consent workshops to new venues across the country. These workshops are specifically designed to provide practical guidance to osteopaths on best practice, on obtaining and recording consent, and consider scenarios that inadvertently lead to miscommunication. We bring our experience in supporting osteopaths in real-life cases, in a safe space where you can share your own experiences in learning and development with fellow osteopaths. The workshop will also introduce the concepts and research that support the process of shared decision-making and the impact that it can have on clinical outcomes.… Read more ›

AxSpA diagnosis delay, write to your MP

Charity partner National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) is holding an All Party Parliamentary meeting next week to raise the issue of the current delay in diagnosis of the condition. We are urging members to contact your local MP ahead of the event to support the work of NASS to address the issue.