Do you currently use or have used physiotherapy services in a hospital, out-patient clinic, school or community setting?

If the answer is yes, then Healthwatch Gloucestershire would like to hear from you!  We have teamed up with the University of Gloucestershire to help develop a new BSc programme in Physiotherapy, set to launch September 2019.

This will complement the existing courses the University offers in Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work and Paramedic Science.

The University is keen to involve service users and local NHS trusts in the design and implementation of the programme and are looking for individuals who currently use or have in the past used physiotherapy services in some form.  This could be in hospital, out-patient clinics, schools or community settings.  They are also keen to hear from people who may have a background in education (although this is not essential).

Eve Scarle, Physiotherapy course leader at the University of Gloucestershire, explained: “The role of a physiotherapist in the NHS is changing all the time and we want to design a degree programme that fits the needs of the local NHS, service users and the growing role of a physiotherapy in health promotion and long-term condition management.”

If you would like to help develop this new programme, please contact Kay Bunyan, Healthwatch Gloucestershire Volunteer Officer, on 01452 504989 or email kay.bunyan@healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk

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