Getting involved in osteopathic research is a way of keeping up-to-date with advancements in the osteopathic profession and can count towards your annual CPD activities. The more widespread use of osteopathic care is relying increasingly on good quality evidence for its effectiveness.
You can get involved by taking part in studies, joining a local research hub, attending conferences, or even being directly involved in a research project.
PROMS – Patient Reported Outcome Measures
Robust outcome data, not prone to bias, and other markers of good quality care are increasingly being required by a range of audiences including patients, insurers, and other healthcare professionals. There is a clear need for a facility for osteopaths to routinely collect high quality outcome data to reflect on current standards of care and services.
NCOR’s PROMs app is free for all UK osteopaths to use, and NCOR will provide you with summary statistics about your practice. Read more about how to join the PROMs programme.
Centre for Reviews and Summaries
NCOR launched our Centre For Reviews and Summaries (CFRS) in early 2017. This will grow into a one-stop-shop for all osteopaths who want to read summaries of the latest evidence relating to osteopathic care and management.
Our Snapshot Summaries are intended to provide a brief overview of predominantly manual therapy and osteopathically-relevant research, with references for further reading. They are not intended to be an exhaustive or systematic review of the literature.
The CFRS offers mentoring for osteopaths who want to improve their ability to think critically about research. We aim to make places available annually, coordinated through online meetings. If you are interested in joining our next intake, please contact us.
A list of some osteopathic organisations outside the UK.