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BCA Awards 2020

BCA Awards 2020

A special edition of our annual awards, to mark those members who have really shone during the COVID-19 pandemic Congratulations to the students who have won BCA graduation prizes this year               A special shout out to out CPD superstars, who volunteered their time and expertise for free to […]

World Spine Day 2020: Back on Track

World Spine Day 2020: Back on Track

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 […]

Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September

Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September

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.[1] The symptoms associated with a migraine vary hugely, which can make them more challenging to diagnose – for one person a migraine could cause […]

Have your child's back this school term

Have your child’s back this school term

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 […]

NICE advises against drug treatments for chronic pain

NICE advises against drug treatments for chronic pain

New draft guidance from NICE, says that a number of commonly used drug treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and shouldn’t be prescribed.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 updates advice to members in Northern Ireland

BCA updates advice to members in Northern Ireland

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 […]