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A 75 year old left-handed woman with pain and stiffness in her left shoulder which has been worsening over the last year or two, comes to see you. She also has pain in both hips. On examination she has a global loss of movement of her left shoulder and both hips. What is the most likely diagnosis? And what should you do? If you are not sure, then this module will help. Click on the link to complete it today.
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The latest ‘Health Matters’ talk will be looking at the Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement Programme the trust adopted earlier this year. The talk, ‘Knee and Hip Replacements, working together for a quicker, better and happier recovery’, will be led by Mr Graham Keys, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Project Lead.
Other speakers at the lecture include Dr Mick Rothwell, Consultant Anaesthetist and the author of the Anaesthesia and Analgesic Protocol; Christine Jackson, Occupational Therapist; Shirley Jones, Perioperative Specialist Practitioner; Selena King, Ward Six Manager; Sarah Clubley, Physiotherapist and Dot Pearson, Acute Pain Nurse and Project Co-ordinator. Several patients who have already been through the programme will also be on hand at the event.
For further information on ‘Health Matters’ and to book your place at the 2 July lecture, from 7-8pm, in the Lecture Theatre, Macclesfield District General Hospital, please contact The Communications and Engagement Department on 01625 661560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local news spotlight: North Mersey
North Mersey have localised over 80 care maps, carefully designed to tackle clinical or commissioning issues in their area as part of their QIPP scheme.
The North Mersey view covers all primary and secondary care Trusts within Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley, and each area has its own view on the Map.
Dave Lawless, Project Manager for Map of Medicine in North Mersey, says: ‘In North Mersey we market Map of Medicine as the Yellow Pages for clinicians. All localised pathways contain specific information to add weight to the pathways, such as patient information leaflets and local clinic contact details. Pathways are accessed on all GPs’ PCs across the region and benefits are monitored by accessing Map of Medicine usage and referral rates.’
Athens users: can visit the Map here and select ‘International’ / ‘England’ or your local view.
Coming soon: Next month’s publication will include new care maps on Knee injuries and Perinatal mental health. In the meantime, 23-29 April is Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week, so take a look at Prostate cancer and Testicular cancer care maps, both updated in February with the latest evidence.