professions allied to medicine

professions allied to medicine

A generic UK term for professions that provide ancillary medical services and have patient contact which (per NHS-Scotland), include clinical psychology, podiatry, dietetics, occupational therapy, orthoptics, physiotherapy, radiography (diagnostic and radiotherapy), speech and language therapy.

Quasi-PAMs
Electroencephalography, electrocardiography, hearing aids, audiometry, surgical appliances, ultrasonics, nuclear medicine, industrial therapy, dental ancillary staff.
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professions allied to medicine

A general title for a range of disciplines that offer medicine a wide spectrum of specialized knowledge and skills. The allied professions work in close association with clinicians to promote the recovery and welfare of patients. They include BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, CHIROPODY, DIETETICS, medical physics, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, ORTHOPTICS, ORTHOTICS, PHYSIOTHERAPY, prosthetics, RADIOGRAPHY and SPEECH THERAPY. The term ‘paramedic’ may be applied to some or all of these.
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physicians, nurses, and professions allied to medicine. Finally, 285 medical staff (36 physicians, 200 nurses and 49 professions allied to medicine) were enrolled in the survey.
Currently, the centre, which received up to 13 research grants worth over QR45mn last year, supports medical research efforts in areas which include: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, genomic factors on health of individuals and population, women's and children's health, public health and professions allied to medicine (PAMs).
The organisation develops evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the NHS in Scotland and to develop the new guidance will work with optometrists and NHS staff from ophthalmology, nursing, pharmacy, professions allied to medicine, health service managers, social services, researchers, patients and carers, as well as the charity and voluntary sector.
Supplementary prescribing has previously been available to nurses and pharmacists and some other professions allied to medicine.
The individual chapters provide objective information and contain sufficient detail for the specialists, generalists, and professions allied to medicine. It was refreshing to find chapters on medicolegal issues, post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescence and nursing care which to me rounded off the publication.
It found that subjects such as computing, accountancy, law, engineering and professions allied to medicine - where earnings in the private sector far outstrip academic pay - are the hardest hit.
One such review looked at the use of guidelines in professions allied to medicine to identify whether the use of guidelines, compared to usual care, made a difference (2).
AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) is a unique bibliographic resource that covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and podiatry (all starting from 1985); palliative care (starting from 1987); and other professions allied to medicine. In addition to basic bibliographic information, many records for articles published from 1995 onwards have abstracts.
It claimed the new system would divide staff into three pay strands - nurses and the so-called professions allied to medicine (like physiotherapists), doctors and all other staff.
Physiotherapists, radiographers, chiropodists and dieticians who've qualified in the past five years cited low pay, poor promotion prospects and stress as the reasons for their dissatisfaction, the survey of 1,800 members of Professions Allied to Medicine disclosed.
* professions allied to medicine and including psychologists (n = 147);

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