Posts Tagged: Practice Standards

Are you first aid trained? Do you need to be?

In the recent chiropractic court case the coroner recommended that first aid training should be compulsory for chiropractors. You may have wondered whether it is compulsory for osteopaths? Is it compulsory? The standards state that you must comply with health and safety legislation and that you should have appropriate procedures in place in the event of a medical emergency (D5). The health and safety executive provides comprehensive advice on first aid provision available here. http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/legislation.htm There is a lot of flexibility for interpretation. Whether you are self-employed, working from home Continue Reading »

Are you taking care of yourself, osteopath?

Standard D11 states that you must ensure that any problems with your own health do not affect your patients.   It is important that you take care of yourself as a practitioner. Working in practice is not easy, there are a lot of pressures – from people and business pressures. You know them for yourself I don’t need to list them.  Here are five ways you can take care of yourself:  1) Have a holiday. When did you last take a holiday? Do you routinely take breaks from clinic? It Continue Reading »