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Anne Frank's House
by Dean Metz
One of the great benefits of living in England is that the rest of Europe is very close by. I got to enjoy a mini-break in Amsterdam this weekend while my partner gave a speech for his work. The last time I was in Amsterdam was on Yom Kippur, the one Read More...
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Interstate Practice
by Dean Metz
One of the things that surprised me when I first moved to the United Kingdom was that my registration (equivalent to licensing) was valid not only in England, but also in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. If I suddenly got an offer in Edinburgh or Read More...
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Autonomous Since 1977
by Dean Metz
I found out some interesting facts when I attended the Physiotherapy UK conference two weeks ago. One that surprised me was that physios have not required a medical referral to treat since 1978. Physiotherapy was recognized as an autonomous profession Read More...
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Medical Tourism
by Dean Metz
Over the years that I've been blogging about my findings whilst working here in the UK, I've had more than a few people state something like, "Well if the care is so good there, why do so many people come to the USA for the best treatment?" Some people Read More...
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Is This a Way to Get a Job?
by Dean Metz
I landed in England a week ago and am finally getting over the jet lag and readjusting to the different culture over here. Lots of "Oh yeah, that's right!" moments such as remembering bathroom light switches are on the outside of the door (Unless it's Read More...
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Continuing Education Continues
by Dean Metz
So I'm back in the US about six months now and I've got a massive amount of continuing education to do. Before anyone starts wagging fingers about "serves you right" or anything else that sounds like your mother scolding, I had to do lots of CPD (continuous Read More...
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The Learning Portfolio
by Dean Metz
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a requirement to remain registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and able to practice here in the United Kingdom. It is similar to continuing education (CE) but has some vast differences. Most notably, Read More...
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Primary Focus
by Dean Metz
I have been following along with the reports from Danielle Bullen, Rebecca Mayer and Lisa Lombardo on the goings-on in Tampa last week . I find the outcomes interesting and validating. One of my contentions with Vision 2020 is that it seemed too isolating. Read More...
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Politics on Either Side of the Pond
by Dean Metz
I mentioned two weeks ago that Parliament was meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the NHS in light of outrage voiced by every professional body. There is now a "listening exercise" going on so that MPs (Ministers of Parliament, similar to American Read More...
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Continuing Education Dilemma Solved
by Dean Metz
I wrote a while back about how I needed to take a course back in the States to satisfy the requirements for both my New York and Florida licenses. I wanted something that was recognized in both states, would interest me and be pertinent to my work. What 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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