Articulate_Issue 3

Articulat e

I NS I DE TH I S I S SUE :

Membership Magazine of The Royal College of Chiropractors

CPD Learning Cycle

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I S S U E 3

S U M M E R 2 0 1 3

Full-text arti- cle for review

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Pain Pathways

Article com- mentary and TRUE/FALSE questions

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Over the last 12 months, the Royal College has developed and published a sweries of chiropractic Quality Standars. These evidence-based sum- maries of care encompass statutory requirements, best practice and ex- isting clinical guidelines, and have been produced by consensus after consulting a wide range of stake- holders, including the educational in- The British Pain Society has pub- lished a series of patient care path- ways covering five common clinical presentations:  Initial assessment and early man- agement of pain  Low back and radicular pain  Pelvic pain  Chronic widespread pain, includ- ing fibromyalgia  Neuropathic pain. These pathways bring together evi- dence and expert consensus to pro- duce easy to follow maps outlining what is currently seen as best prac-

tice. The pathways have been devel- oped by working parties with input from academics, patients, pain con- sultants, GPs, chiropractors, psy- chologists and physiotherapists. The pathways are intended to support clinicians’ care decisions, to inform those commissioning new services and to assist with the education of health care providers. Jonathan Field FRCC describes these new patient care pathways on page 6.

Case Presen- tation

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Membership Progression

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Care Re- sponse

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TRUE/FALSE answers from Issue 2

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Quality Stan- dards

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CMQM

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PPQM

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Royal College Quality Standards

Exclusive Book Dis- counts

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stitutions, patient groups, and chiro- practors from a range of different backgrounds and using a variety of different practice styles. Stuart Smellie, Director of Academic Af- fairs, discusses the need for Quality Standards and the College’s contribu- tions in detail in his article on page 32 .

CPD events

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Introducing... 42

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