As a Physio First member you could be part of our unique Data for Impact programme. This involves monitoring patient outcomes and promoting physiotherapy, and it could help further your career.

With our innovative data collection tool – developed by Physio First in collaboration with the University of Brighton – you can record and upload anonymous patient treatment and outcomes that enable us to produce regular reports specific to you and your clinic.

Whether you’re a private physiotherapist working alone, or part of a large practice, Data for Impact is an invaluable business tool for benchmarking your clinical skills.


Data for Impact is our online, standardised, data collection tool created by us in collaboration with the University of Brighton. You can use it to input and analyse data on your practice, patients, treatments and outcomes.Taking part in Data for Impact is the first step to becoming a Quality Assured Practitioner (QAP) or Quality Assured Clinic (QAC) status.

More about Data for Impact

Through our tailor-made data collection project, together we can collect, record and view anonymised patient data that will be turned into valuable information on the outcomes of patient treatments.

The data collection tool, funded by the Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation, has been developed in collaboration with the University of Brighton which now administers it.

To access this resource you can input your own anonymous patient information by using our short form online data collection tool.

Thanks to the participation of our members, Data for Impact is building up a wealth of ongoing patient data that we are analysing and collating into a national interim report. This is available to Physio First members every four months.

As a participating member you can use this growing bank of patient data to establish treatment outcomes and patient trends. 

We will send individual reports to participants who collect over 50 complete datasets and these can be used to support your Continued Professional Development training, or to apply for our new Quality Assured Practitioner kite mark.

Information about PROMs (including BmPROM)

As part of the QAP and QAC practitioners are required to be collecting patient recorded outcome measure (PROM) data from their patients using a validated PROM. Currently Physio First do not specify which PROM you use and do not require to see your PROM data.

For those of you who are not yet collecting PROM data from your patients then we invite you to consider using the Brighton MSK PROM (the BmPROM). This is an eight item validated PROM that is freely available for your use (in online or paper format), which takes patients less than 5 minutes to complete. Patients complete the BmPROM before the first treatment and after the final treatment. 

If you are already participating in the DfI study then you would have been sent a link with further instructions on how to access the BmPROM online. Please contact UoB team physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk if you would like to use the BmPROM either in paper format or online 

There are also several validated PROMs freely available to use.

In order for your data to be counted towards QAP you need to collect PROM data.

You will have been sent login details to use the electronic version of the BmPROM when you signed up for DfI. 

The BmPROM is available HERE as a .pdf doc for you to download and use the paper version within your clinic if you are not able to use the electronic version, it is also available to download from the online DfI system under the Resources tab after you have logged in. 

At the moment Physio First are not specifying which PROM to use, but it does need to be a validated PROM. There are several which are also easily available on the internet:

  • Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)
  • Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ)
  • Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP)
  • Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS)
  • Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ)
    • The BmPROM is a 2-page questionnaire with 8 questions.
    • A scoring sheet explains how to measure these outcomes.
    • In addition, there are 4 optional supplementary questions for before and after treatment.
    • You may choose to include the supplementary questions which will give you additional information about your patient, but this information is not included in the BmPROM score.
    • The patient will need to complete the BmPROM at the beginning and the end of their course of treatment.


Physio First has produced two Data for Impact leaflets – ‘Getting started’ and ‘Making the most of your data.’

In ‘Getting started’ you are shown how to access the software, select and add patients and input, review and collect data. 

Getting started

 

In ‘Making the most of your data’ you can read tips on how best to use your tailor-made data, reports and patient profiles. The data can be used in areas such as marketing your business, performance monitoring, benchmarking your practice, managing patient expectations and developing staff. 

Making the most of your data

 

Read our Data for Impact FAQs

Here to help

If you have any further questions about using or making the most of Data for Impact, please get in touch.

You can call or email us and we will be happy to discuss any queries you may have.

01273 641802 (answer phone)

physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk

 

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