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December newsletter

Our December newsletter has been emailed to all Registered Physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

Two new Standards

The Board has signed off on two new standards – Adverse event reporting, and Physiotherapists giving advice about medication:

These join our other standards in setting a minimum requirements for conduct and competence for the profession.

The decision document implementing these standards is here.

October newsletter

Our October newsletter has been emailed to all Registered Physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

HPDT Finding – Peter Chum

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has published its decision following a hearing held at Christchurch in July 2019, and concerning a charge laid by the Director of Proceedings against Mr Peter William Chum, then a physiotherapist practising in Christchurch.

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Fellowship award – Dave Baxter

The Board and Secretariat staff wish to warmly congratulate our Deputy Chairperson Professor David Baxter on being awarded the Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, based upon contributions to research in the profession.

Leader in Physiotherapy – Professor David Baxter

We talk to the Board's new Deputy Chair Dave Baxter about physiotherapy's past, present and future, as well as some of the vital work he has done in the profession.

Posted by Physiotherapy Board on Saturday, 1 June 2019

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HPDT Finding – Michael Evans

On 04 – 05 June 2019 the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee against Mr Michael Evans physiotherapist of Gisborne (the physiotherapist).

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August newsletter

Our August newsletter has been emailed to all Registered Physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

A high performance advantage

The newest physiotherapist to achieve specialist status, Jacinta Horan, has a wealth of experience in her specialty of Sports Physiotherapy. (more…)

Meet our new professional advisors

The Board is very pleased to announce that we have recruited Damon Newrick and Maarama Davis as our two new Professional Advisors. Damon and Maarama will share the role previously filled by Cheryl Hefford and will be joining our other Professional Advisor Jon Warren. We were very fortunate to be able to choose them from a range of exceptional applicants.

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Specialist consultation results and next steps

In March/April 2019, we surveyed the profession to see how many would be interested in becoming a Physiotherapy Specialist and why. We were particularly interested in what barriers practitioners were facing.

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