Managing Editor of the osteopath magazine, Clare Conley, explores the resources available to plan and carry out peer observation.
The observations have already led to some small changes in practice for Mary Bridger, DO PGCHE HEA fellow.
The new scheme promotes engaging with fellow osteopaths in a supportive way, providing professional support, the ability to develop practice, as well as getting a head start before implementation.
Exploring the benefits of patient feedback with Maria Hayes
(BSc (Hons) Ost, PG Dip. Med. Ed.)
Maria qualified from the London School of Osteopathy (LSO) in 2004. She now has a clinic in London and is also a clinic tutor and teacher at the LSO.
“As a sole practitioner it can be difficult to take time out of the day to go and meet someone, so Skyping made it much more doable for me”
Early adopter Sarah Wisson describes how Sharing and discussing a case provided her with confidence and strength.
Wye Valley osteopath Stuart Kramer shares the experiences in his practice
Peer observation is an objective activity where one osteopath observes and offers feedback on another’s practice. Cardiff-based osteopath Brian McKenna explains how it works in his practice
Many osteopaths are often concerned to seek feedback concerning their practice, often assuming that patients do not have the time or the inclination to complete questionnaires. Carol Fawkes from NCOR, shares research that shows the opposite is more likely to be the case.
Cumbrian-based osteopath Jolyon Wardle shares his practice’s experiences of collecting data from patients to improve what they do