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June 2010 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
by Dean Metz
I finally took the plunge and joined the CSP, which is the UK equivalent of the APTA. So what do I get for my membership or 185 quid/year? Up to 10 million pounds of liability insurance, access to EmBrace (the professional search engine for research) Read More...
Emergency Budget Announced
by Dean Metz
Three million pounds. That is the amount that our trust must show in savings this year. The new government's emergency budget was announced today. Taxes are going up, the VAT will be 20 percent in January, and benefits will be going down. The new government Read More...
New Government Means Change in UK
by Dean Metz
The NHS is about to go through change... again. I was told the following when I inquired about what the new government will mean to the NHS, "It'll all [be messed] up for a year, eventually settle down, and just when we get everything under control it Read More...
How Comprehensive is Your Assessment?
by Dean Metz
In the Greek language, "brisko" is a word meaning "to detect." Lenny Briscoe, Jerry Orbach's character on "Law and Order," would have made an excellent clinician. I was called out to evaluate a gentleman who has a history of COPD. His GP (general practitioner) Read More...
Defining the Fight
by Dean Metz
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves." As of late there once again has been much passionate discussion on these blogs about the importance of the DPT and how those of us who elect not to acquire it are actually holding the profession Read More...


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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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