BSRM matters

Posts in this category have a particular focus on matters of interest to the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, a multi-professional but primarily (at present) medical society concerned with promoting rehabilitation in the UK. Some posts will be of wider interest.

Whither the BS(P)RM?

The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, the BSRM, is changing. The proposal to change its name to the British Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (BSPRM) was one factor precipitating this change, but the changes already underway were probably due anyway. New people are joining the Executive committee. The new curriculum has led to a …

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BSRM name change discussion

This blog post updates the BSRM debate on its name and whether we should change it. After two somewhat confrontational discussions, Jav Haider (consultant in the Major Trauma Centre, Cardiff) agreed to discuss the issues rather than debate them. It was an exciting and productive discussion, and this blog post records the main points. John …

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Retain name of BSRM

Written by Derick Wade, a founder member of the BSRM.The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) is debating whether to retain that name or to change the name to the British Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (BSPRM). A brief introduction to the debate, explaining its background, and giving links to relevant documents is available …

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Change the name to BSPRM

This post contains material that advocates changing the name of the British Society of Rehabilitation to the British Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. I (Derick Wade) have asked three leading advocates for changing the name to write a post for this website, with no conditions attached. All refused the invitation. Nevertheless, I am keen …

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Rehabilitation research news

Today, 18th July 2021, the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), one of the major health research funding bodies in the UK announced £19.6M had been allocated to research into the late effects of Covid-19 infection (here), commonly known as Long Covid. This is in addition to £18.5 million allocated in February (here), funding …

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National UK training

For many years there has been a grumbling level of dissatisfaction with training in Rehabilitation Medicine within the UK. Having just finished my fifth or sixth meeting about training in the UK within the last four weeks, I recognise that the coincidence of a new curriculum being introduced in August 2021 and the major effect …

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Increasing BSRM membership

This puts forward some thoughts on increasing the membership of the British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM), both why, and how. Increasing the membership of the BSRM will carry several advantages: increased political power. Though numbers are not everything, it is an important factor. increased pool of ideas and people to help society activities. At …

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