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Hand Osteoarthritis research- looking for therapists to recruit patient participants

Researchers from the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) & University of West of England (UWE) looking for people with painful hand OA to take part in a study. This is to investigate how the brain responds to visual illusions that can be used to reduce pain in patients.

Please contact or

call  01225 473403 and see study posters for more information if you can help:

Study Poster (1)

Study Poster (2)

Moving Forward - Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing

Check out this new review from the NIHR and others on why MSK research matters. OT's this is super-relevant to hand therapy, so please ignore the physiotherapy in the title!

Check our the new Royal College of Surgeons CRPS Guidelines 

Many thanks to BAHT members Miriam Parkinson and Sharon Gillespie for their involvement in this latest update - you can read their summary here

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Free to use education packages on subjects related to clinical audit and healthcare quality improvement in general:  View Details
For specific statistics resources, they have a HQIP Statistics Guide for those new to data analysis and presentations. 
This guide is broken down into section including types of data, methods of statistical analysis, data presentation and guidance on sampling:  View Details