Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) questionnaires are increasingly being used across the whole of healthcare as an acceptable way of quickly and easily recording a patient’s own opinion of the effect of their treatment. Standardised and reliable, PROMs allows individual osteopaths to collect data on their practice and compare it to a national benchmark. Read more
In 2009, osteopaths in private practice throughout the UK were invited to use a Standardised Data Collection (SDC) tool so the profession could profile day-to-day osteopathic practice. NCOR developed this tool in collaboration with practising osteopaths, to collect data about patients and osteopathic practice in a systematic and robust manner. Read more
Dawn Carnes, the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) Director, sets out some of its achievements over the past 12 months. Find out more about the research and activities that could support your CPD and professional development.
NCOR has continued to have a very busy year supporting the development of research in the osteopathic profession and responding to the growing public interest in the evidence for osteopathy. Read more
NCOR and the iO are pleased to be able to congratulate Carol Fawkes, who has successfully defended her doctoral thesis in May this year. Carol is NCOR’s senior research officer, contributing greatly to the research development for the profession, and her thesis is the culmination of over three years’ continuous study focusing on the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical osteopathic practice. Read more
National Council for Osteopathic Research’s (NCOR) Senior Research Officer, Carol Fawkes, and Research Officer, Austin Plunkett, were awarded prizes at this year’s International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR), hosted by the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Accademia Italiana Medicina Osteopatica in Milan, in April. Read more
It is well known that there is a significant delay before findings from primary research reaches clinical practice. Several authors estimate that the average delay to be around 17 years (Morris, Wooding & Grant, 2011). Such delays are common across all healthcare disciplines, and osteopathy is unlikely to be an exception. Read more
“Healthcare professionals are a bit behind the times in asking patients what they think” — quote from a patient via NCOR’s PROMS research.
Over the last few issues of Osteopathy Today, we have reported that the way in which osteopaths conduct their CPD is changing. Read more
Prizes for two of the NCOR team at the 11th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research, and what you can gain from getting involved with the Standardised Data Collection project.