BACK ON TRACK THEME FOR 2020 WORLD SPINE DAY World Spine Day, October 16 each year, is a global day of action to highlight the burden of spinal pain and disability and promote optimum spinal health. The theme for this year’s World Spine Day (#worldspineday) is ‘Back on Track’ (#backontrack). The coronavirus pandemic has resulted […]
BCA Member Marc Sanders shares his advice for migraines “Living with regular migraines can be hugely debilitating and in the UK alone it is estimated that 6million people suffer with them. The symptoms associated with a migraine vary hugely, which can make them more challenging to diagnose – for one person a migraine could cause […]
When it comes to getting the kids ready to go back to school, it’s often a race against the clock to get school uniforms, stationery and books ready in time. But one other thing parents mustn’t forget to plan for is looking after their children’s backs. To better protect your child’s back for the new […]
New draft guidance from NICE, says that a number of commonly used drug treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and shouldn’t be prescribed. The draft clinical guidelines published on 3 August 2020, looks at the assessment and management of chronic pain in over 16s. The guidance says that patients […]
BCA members looking for advice on local lockdowns and how this affects them can read more on the member area of our website. Visit the information on local lockdowns in the BCA member area
The Government has announced changes to quarantine rules from today: Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to England from high-risk countries Members can read our guidance on this in today’s FAQs, (featured in our In Touch email), which is in your inboxes now and on the Coronavirus Info Hub.
The Prime Minister today announced ‘a £2bn cycling and walking revolution’, as part of a plan “to build a healthier, more active nation”. So, if this has tempted you to get on your bike, our member and cycling enthusiast Craig McLean has some tips for you; “Whether you’re a beginner or picking cycling back up, […]
BCA members in Northern Ireland should prepare to move to ‘Telehealth considered. Risk assessed face-to-face consultations for routine/maintenance cases’ with effect from Monday 29 June. The Northern Ireland Executive has introduced a number of Step 3 measures in recent days and it is judged appropriate to make this change with effect from 29 June, as Step 4 measures have […]