Blackpool physios praised for innovation

Nick Lane with Karen Middleton

The Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy paid a visit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and praised the innovative practice.

Karen Middleton, Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said how impressed she was by some best practice, including the Lung Ultrasound advancements for patients.

Karen said: “This has been a highly successful visit and I have seen a lot of good practice and potential for progression in primary, community and inpatient services.

“I am really encouraged to see the Trust feel renewed and focused on quality .It is important for the Trust to focus on the local area needs in relation to the NHS Long Term Plan and I’m really pleased to see services in Blackpool are on-board.

“The recent Lung Ultrasound course the Trust, introduced to enhance patient care, has really impressed me. It’s something which is very new and I haven’t seen elsewhere. It’s great to showcase this.”

Nick Lane, Head of Therapies at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals said: “It was a real honour to welcome Karen to showcase some of the great work our physio workforce is doing across the Trust.

“Karen was extremely impressed with the work going on across all services to ensure we are providing patient centred care in an integrated and innovative manner.

“While here she met our Interim Director of Nursing, Peter Murphy, to discuss the value physiotherapists have in helping to transition into a more quality focused organisation.

“I feel it was a really valuable meeting for all parties.

“The visit also allowed Karen to engage with staff regarding their Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) membership and the improvements the CSP could make for members either in the way it acts, publications it issues or services it offers to members.

“I know Karen took a lot away from her discussions with staff and she has been very complimentary on social media about her visit.”

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