ANZ Hip Fracture Registry and Clinical Standards

The first report from the Hip Fracture Registry is available.

Report available at http://anzhfr.org/2016-anzhfr-annual-report/.

Clinical Standards document available from http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/clinical-care-standards/hip-fracture-care-clinical-care-standard/.

Hip fracture is the most serious and costly fall-related injury suffered by older people. There were an estimated 19,000 admissions to hospital for a hip fracture among Australians aged over 50 in 2011-12, an increase of 22% in absolute number since 2002-03. 1 In New Zealand, 3803 people were admitted to hospital with a hip fracture in 2007. Continue reading

Medical Council News worth a read

Dear all,

You will possibly have received this already from the Medical Council. In this year of Re-accreditation

the news is worth a read on Cultural Competency and the Doctor and Consumer surveys.

http://www.mcnz.org.nz/assets/News-and-Publications/Newsletter/MCNews-September-2016/Flipbook.html#p=1

Some of us ( David Guy, Mark Johnston, Jenny Keightley) are attending the annual Vocational Advisory and Educational Bodies (VEAB) meeting of the council in October. If there is there any feedback you want us to give? contact one of us.

Jenny

Presentations available on RNZCGP Conference website

Charles Ng and Gary Collinson presented some very succinct and helpful outlines on cervical pain to a group of 100 GPs at the recent RNZCGP conference. Thanks to Charlie and Gary for representing us at this event along with Lucy Holtzhausen. PDFs of their presentations are attached and can also be found via e-pulse

Cervical Radicular Pain gary collinson July 16

Cervial Pain charles ng July 16

Musculoskeletal Medicine has a good future in NZ. Keep speaking up for it.

The thumb-ometer at conference

The thumb-ometer at conference

Jenny K and Geoff at NZAMM stand July 2016

Jenny K and Geoff at NZAMM stand July 2016

Recently, I attended the RNZCGP college conference and took along a display about NZAMM. There were 700 registrants at that conference and there was a refreshing attendance of younger GPs.

  • More than 45 people visited the stand over 2.5 days and 37 entered competitions for six books (donated by Giresh Kanji) and also for a free membership to NZAMM. Our thanks go to Giresh for donating those books as they certainly added to the interest. We also publicised the PG Diploma and Masters programmes with University of Otago and the upcoming conference. Eighteen people entered for a free membership for a year of NZAMM and Dr Helen Francis of Hastings Health Centre won that. My thanks also go to my husband Geoff who stayed at the stand for all but a few hours on the Saturday and allowed me to attend some sessions. Grateful thanks also to those stalwarts ( Gary Collinson, Lucy Holtzhausen and Charlie Ng) who ran an education session on our behalf for 100 people focussing on Somatic and Radicular pain affecting the neck, teaching examination and post-isometric stretching.
  • The standout impression was that the keenest , most enthusiastic people to attend the stand were GP registrars who want to continue on into Musculoskeletal Medicine or similar. They were looking at when to start their
  • Your executive spent $2894.09 excl GST to reserve the stand and develop publicity. Copies of a pamphlet will be available at the conference.

 

Mobility Action Programmes – Media release

Kia ora tatou
I thought you would be interested in seeing this Media Release that went out today about the Mobility Action Programme (MAP). This programme is being provided by groups of providers around the country working with some colleagues as Musculoskeletal Physicians. It focuses on mainly the self management end of the pain spectrum.

Media Statement:

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients with musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis are being seen by new mobility action teams.
 
“The Government invested $6 million in Budget 2015 to create community based multi-disciplinary early intervention teams,” says Dr Coleman.
 
“The first Mobility Action Teams projects are now accepting patients in Counties Manukau, South Canterbury and Bay of Plenty.
 
“There are many people with arthritis where early intervention in a community setting is appropriate. These Mobility Action Teams can provide a range of services such as physiotherapy, exercise programmes, dietary advice, and self-management support.
 
“The strength of this approach is that it draws professionals together from across the sector, including DHBs, physiotherapy practices and public/ private collaborations. It’s also tailored to what each local community needs.”
 
Active+ in Counties Manukau is running a community based group exercise and education programme to help people better manage hip and knee osteoarthritis.
 
Physiotherapy Primary Intervention Group in South Canterbury is building on its long-running early intervention programme for people with early to moderate hip and knee osteoarthritis.
 
Body in Motion in the Bay of Plenty is taking groups referred by their GP through a programme of education, exercise, and nutrition advice, equipping people with the tools to continue independently beyond the programme.
 
There are also Mobility Action Teams based in Northland, Hutt Valley/Mid-Central, and Canterbury.
 
Seven Mobility Action Team projects were selected by the Ministry of Health from nearly 50 proposals.
 
A second series of projects from more than 30 applicants are now under consideration by the Ministry of Health.
 
For more information about the Mobility Action Programme and the current Mobility Action Teams at: www.health.govt.nz/map
 
Media contact: Angela Kenealy 021 220 0129

FIMM news May 2016

The following has been received from the International Federation for Manual/ Musculoskeletal Medicine General Secretary. There are three newsletters: one general, one about education and one about science. NZAMM is no longer a member of FIMM after a decision of the Executive but Dr James Watt and Dr Jenny Keightley continue to receive these newsletters.

Greetings from the Executive Board of FIMM!

We are committed to enhancing communication within the FIMM Community, so this month we are excited to launch a new format for news updates of potential interest to our members.  Titled “FIMM Brings You the World of Manual Medicine,” quick news items and announcements can be distributed to your members by .pdf (ATTACHED) or using this link to the FIMM website. Feel free to share either route within your National Society.

With its many links and quick synopses related to education, science and health policy in manual medicine, we hope that you and your colleagues will find this new format interesting and easy to use. 

Also if your National Society has a course, research article or a piece of news that others in the FIMM community might benefit from hearing, then please send it to me at mkuchera@marian.edu and I will see if I can integrate it into an upcoming issue  of the World of Manual Medicine. 

Fraternally yours,

Prof. Michael L. Kuchera, DO

Secretary-General 

Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle  

NZAMM Scientific Meeting 2016 – Flyer

Busted Boomers
Tramway-in-Christchurch1The 2010-2011 earthquakes have provided an unprecedented opportunity to rethink, revitalise and renew the city of Christchurch. Vibrant and ever-changing, Christchurch is the perfect setting for the 2016 NZAMM Conference. As well as an exciting Scientific Programme, this year’s Conference includes a truly unique dining experience at the Cardboard Cathedral, and several opportunities for delegates, speakers and exhibitors alike to explore and enjoy the wonderful scenery that Christchurch has to offer.
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Did you know Christchurch Airport is New Zealand’s second largest airport?Christchurch Airport connects with all domestic centres and 10 International airports, including Sydney and Melbourne.

Register Now for Earlybird Rates!

The Organising Committee, on behalf of the NZAMM, would like to invite you to register for the 2016 NZAMM conference.
Earlybird rates end 31 July 2016
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

5International Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Karim Khan, University of British Columbia
  • Dr Ebonie Rio, The Monash University Tendon Research Group
  • Emeritus Prof Nik Bogduk, University of Newcastle

 

NZ Invited Speakers

An exciting range of local and overseas presenters is planned for the 2016 conference – following on from previous information, below is another selection of some of our NZ Invited Speakers.

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7With Thanks to our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and the Rose Hellaby Trust

FIMM ( International Federation of Manual/ Musculoskeletal Medicine) Newsletter

The following has been received from the FIMM General Secretary. There are three newsletters: a general one, one about education and one about science.  They can be accessed through the links below. NZAMM is no longer a member of FIMM after a decision of the Executive but Dr James Watt and Dr Jenny Keightley continue to receive these newsletters.

Greetings from the Executive Board of FIMM!

We are committed to enhancing communication within the FIMM Community, so this month we are excited to launch a new format for news updates of potential interest to our members.  Titled “FIMM Brings You the World of Manual Medicine,” quick news items and announcements can be distributed to your members by .pdf (ATTACHED) or using this link to the FIMM website. Feel free to share either route within your National Society.

With its many links and quick synopses related to education, science and health policy in manual medicine, we hope that you and your colleagues will find this new format interesting and easy to use. 

Also if your National Society has a course, research article or a piece of news that others in the FIMM community might benefit from hearing, then please send it to me at mkuchera@marian.edu and I will see if I can integrate it into an upcoming issue  of the World of Manual Medicine. 

Fraternally yours,

Prof. Michael L. Kuchera, DO

Secretary-General 

Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle  

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