Data for Impact

Why should I join Physio First's Data for Impact?

Physio First, together with the University of Brighton and funded by the PPEF have developed the Data for Impact programme which enables our members, through submitting anonymised treatment and outcome data on their patients, to obtain national reports on the efficacy of physiotherapy. This information enables us to champion evidence based, cost-effective physiotherapy to our stake-holders and our patients. 

It is only by participating in Data for Impact that you can become a Physio First Quality Assured Practitioner (QAP) or Physio First Quality Assured Clinic (QAC)

Full details of how to get involved in our Data for Impact can be found here: Data for Impact

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What is Data for Impact (PF-DFI)

In 2005 the Standardised Data Collection System was developed for private practitioners by Physio First, with the University of Brighton (UoB), and funded by the Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation (PPEF).

Between 2009 and 2013 Physio First members used this system to collect data which was analysed and then published in 8 snapshot reports which are now available to members by clicking here to follow through to our benefits page where they are located.

In 2013 the UoB and Physio First evolved a new, shortened version; the short form tool that is easier to complete than the previous versions, and will be permanently available to our members. So, having learned over the past 5 years “how to collect and analyse data”, we can now not only continue to do it, but also begin the process of learning how to use it.

This short form tool was piloted between March and Mid-April 2014, and our preliminary results were analysed. Following the success of this pilot, the full collection project was launched in November 2014. If you wish to have access to an example of the later shortform tool results, please contact Physio First on 01604 684960 or email us on minerva@physiofirst.org.uk


Exciting times
The short form tool was launched November 2014 as a permanent, on-line, developing bank of data that is downloaded and analysed every two months.
To see the latest National Interim report please click here:

October 2017- National Interim Report

January 2018 - National Interim Report


Physio First, and in time individual practitioners, will be able to draw upon this analysed data to fight our market place battles, “champion” private practice and back up what “we know we know”; without this data, who would listen? Please join in this collection by clicking on the link:  Join the Physio First Data for Impact (PF-DFI) Study

You can contact Liz Bryant, Shemane Murtagh or Lisa Hodgson at the University of Brighton via email physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk or phone 01273 641802 (answerphone). We also have a five minute tutorial that will help you get started in using the online data collection tool, see here

If you want to hear what our Chairman and Vice Chairman had to say about the value of the project at our 2014 Physio First conference click below to view their presentation: “Data Collection Revealed” Conference Presentation 2014
 
If you would also like to hear how pivotal this data is to our future and why you really do need to join this collection please click on this year’s presentation from our Chairman – “Physio First Revealed” Conference Presentation 2015: “Physio First Revealed” Conference Presentation 2015

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What will our individual Data for Impact reports look like?

To see an example of the type of report that individual participants in our Data for Impact project will get, please click on the link at the bottom.

As reported in our May 2015 Update, the reaction to sample reports from colleagues who saw them for the very first time at our annual conference included:

  • “These reports will give us knowledge about ourselves that is knowledge that others don’t have and that feels powerful”
  • “A fantastic opportunity to compare against the national average in a non-threatening way”
  • “As my practice is 82% self-referral I would be looking to use these reports to inform our patients and the general public about our outcomes alongside other referrers”
  • “One of the biggest things for me would be the feeling of ownership and being a part of something very important for private physiotherapy practice”
  • “I think the individual reports will confirm lots of what I ‘thought’ about my practice but it will be very exciting to see actual data saying so”
  • “They will clearly identify areas of strengths/weakness/opportunities for both practice principals and contributing associates”
  • “A big plus is the dynamics that these reports will present for the Physio and our patient – a sense of ownership for the patient that they are part of the project even though they are anonymised which I think will make them feel they are playing their part and ‘feel good’!”
  • “The individual reports will give us a peak through the window into how good we are and how we help our patients”
  • “It just shows what an amazing profession we are part of”
  • “Immediate audit of where patients “come from” and how the majority pay”


Please remember:

  • You can join in our Data for Impact Project at any time
  • Practiced members say that they can complete the data required at the rate of 3 minutes per patient
  • This is a unique Physio First member benefit that is not available anywhere else in the world
  • The minimum number of discharged datasets required to make an individual report tenable is 50 within a 12 month period 
  • Individual reports will be available 3 times following the data downloads in January, May and September
  • Individual reports against our national Physio First database will be private to each of us
  • This project produces “evidence” and our executive’s view is that “evidence is the new marketplace currency” – do not miss out

So come on … join us … and let’s all start collecting our own evidence and disrupting our marketplace together

To see the latest report please click below:

Sample report

To join our Data for Impact project go to Data for Impact or email our University of Brighton Team on physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk  

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Can I use the BmPROM with children under 16?

The BmPROM has not been validated with children and therefore it is not necessarily recommended for use with this population. Variability in children's development and ability means chronological age is not a hard and fast criterion for judging whether children can self-report and complete a questionnaire. If your patient base includes children under 16 we recommend that the choice of a suitable PROM for patients under 16 years should be at the practitioner’s discretion and based on the age and comprehension of the child. It may be that the BmPROM is the best solution in some cases.

The University of Brighton team are not aware of a validated MSK-PROM that is child-specific. They have advised that there are a number of child-specific instruments available that are designed to measure health and wellbeing. These instruments tend to vary in terms of the item content, constructs and domains. There is also variation in the reliability and validity evidence supporting each of the measures.

If your client base is predominantly children and you need further guidance we suggest you contact the University of Brighton team to discuss which PROM is most appropriate for you.

You can call or email us on 01273 641802 (answer phone) or physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk

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How were the diagnostic codes decided for the Data collection (Data for Impact) project?

In August 2005 the Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation (PPEF) funded a two-year project to develop the standardised data collection (SDC) tool. Members of the initial steering group were; from the PPEF: Fleur Kitsell (Chair), Jean Kelly, Erica Nix, Gillian Jordan (PPEF); from the University of Brighton: Prof. Ann Moore, George Olivier PhD and Liz Bryant PhD; from Physio First (then OCPPP): Carol Owen, and Carol Baxter an independent private practitioner. Subsequently, in 2007, Eric Lewis (Physio First) also joined the steering group.


Development of the SDC content for PPEF

Focus group interviews were held in the autumn of 2005 in London and Leeds. Practitioners were provided with an existing SDC tool which had been used earlier by the NHS (v1.0) and were asked to comment on the relevance of its content and use in private practice.  

This early version contained 33 items, including a general diagnosis/aetiology field with 11 response options, and a specific diagnosis field with 48 response options. Both the London and Leeds focus groups made various suggestions to amend the layout and content of the tool. These were presented to the steering group meeting at the end of 2005, following which the SDC content was revised. Further revisions, based on feedback from 16 practitioners who undertook a one week feasibility study, and from 14 practitioners who piloted the tool for four months, resulted in various subsequent iterations of the SDC tool.  

In December 2010 v1.8 contained 42 items including a “general diagnosis of the presenting problem” field with 13 response options. There was a “cause of onset of the presenting problem” with six response options and the “specific physiotherapy diagnosis” with 51 response options. 

When the Short Form SDC was developed in 2013 a number of items were removed from the tool including general diagnosis

In the current online SDC/Data for Impact tool the specific physiotherapy diagnosis field has 58 response options.

The list of items is reviewed at regular intervals and revised to reflect the changing nature of physiotherapy practice. For instance, in 2014 neuromuscular imbalance/instability was added as it was considered that the underlying biomechanical misalignment that causes a patient’s presenting condition, is more than just related to posture, proprioception or core instability, and is, in fact a physiotherapy issue.

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How do I get started inputting data using the online Data for Impact (DfI) system?

Once you have registered for the DfI study with the University of Brighton (UoB) you will be sent a link to access the online system, your unique access code and password, as well as a User Guide and link to a brief “getting started” video tutorial to help guide you. We would recommend that you look at the video prior to inputting any patient data.

Watch the 'Getting started' tutorial here

How to access the online DfI system?

How to access the online DfI system - bit.ly/Data4Impact

Press the control key on your keyboard and click on the link to access the new DfI server. You can save or bookmark this website link to your computer to allow quick access in the future. 

Problems with your DfI login?

Please note when entering your DfI login details that these are case sensitive. If you are having problems accessing the new server with your account name and password then please contact the UoB team via email physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk or call 01273 641802.

NB: If you have not accessed the system for some time, and you did not update your GDPR contact preferences with UoB in 2018 then you may have been withdrawn from the study. Don't worry if this is the case as you can easily re-join by registering using the online registration form https://tools.brighton.ac.uk/P1st_signup/PF_DFI_register.php

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How do I access a Patient Recorded Outcome Measure (PROM)?

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.

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.

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How many discharged patients records do I need in order to be assessed for the QAP scheme?

A minimum of 50 completed, i.e. discharged patient, data sets need to be input on the DfI system within a 12 month period in order for your data to be assessed by the University of Brighton (UoB) for QAP status.

Please be aware that only complete data sets are counted towards the QAP scheme.

The computer will count all records which could include incomplete or blank records.

How do I know how many discharged data sets I have completed?

The number of discharged patients can be checked by logging into the DfI system. Once in the system, if you click on 'view list of discharged patients' this will take you to a page that lists your discharged patients. The total number of your discharged patients is shown at the top of the page.

Please note that the number of discharged patients displayed will include ALL patient records that you have discharged from the system since joining the DfI project (not just iwthin the last 12 months). It will also include any blank records in the list. 

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How can I speed up the process of getting the information I need for the BmPROM from my patients?

Here are some suggestions from those members who have been collecting data for some time.

  • Ask your patients to arrive 5 - 10 minutes early for their assessment appointment and advise them there will be a form to be completed. This warns them to bring their glasses if needed!
  • Get the patient to complete the BmPROM, or other PROM form, prior to entering the treatment room. Even if they cannot complete the whole form they will (hopefully) have read and thought about their response.
  • Print out FPS page from the User Guide and get your patient to look through this and decide which number they fall into. If they find this difficult they will have at least started to think about this prior to your questions.
  • Email the forms to them to complete prior to their appointment. Be prepared for these to be forgotten or not completed so they may need to arrive 5 minutes early anyway!

If you have found any other ways of improving this process that you can share, e.g. sending a text reminder, please share your suggestions on the LinkedIn forum.

How often is data downloaded by the University of Brighton?

Data is downloaded and analysed by the University of Brighton (UoB) in January, May and September each year. They will email you with a reminder when each analysis is due to happen to enable you to input your discharged patients in time.

The team at UoB, prepare individualised reports for those practitioners who have input at least 50 completed (discharged) patient data sets. These practitioners’ data will also be assessed for our Physio First QAP scheme.  Please note that only patients who have been discharged from the DfI system will be included within the data analysis. 

The UoB team will aim to give individualised feedback regarding QAP status within two months of each download (so by March following the January download; by July following the May download and by November following the September download).

How do I get an individualised report?

Following each data download (in January, May and September) the University of Brighton (UoB) team will prepare individualised reports for all practitioners who have input 50+ completed (discharged) patient data sets within the previous twelve month period. The individualised reports will be distributed via email within two months of the data download (allowing time for the data analysis and reports to be prepared). 

Individualised reports will include your clinic data for the previous 12 months alongside the national data for the previous 12 months.

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Do I have to input data for every patient?

To be really robust and defendable, we have concluded, in consultation with the University of Brighton (UoB) team, that data collection needs to apply to every MSK patient we see, including all new MSK patients to avoid biasing the results.

The more patient data you can enter the nearer you come to being a QAP, and the more data we all collect, the more robust the analysis and the evidence of just how cost effective (value for money) private physiotherapy practice is.

Collecting data on every new patient will remove the possibility of bias to our project.

I have a lot of patients I see/review on a regular basis due to their chronic condition, will this affect my chance of QAP status?

We have received several enquiries regarding recording data for ‘maintenance type’ patients, e.g. patients who come for a one-off treatment every 12 weeks. Please record these as a new patient on each occasion, and record them as being discharged on the same day.

With regard to recording information on discharge you are not then expected to report a Functional, Physical and Subjective (FPS) outcome score, however you will know whether the goals agreed with the patient prior to the session were achieved. 

For the Outcome of Referral please record this as ‘Maintenance type patient’.

What about factors influencing outcome of treatment that are outside of my control?

Within the Data for Impact (DfI) system you have the opportunity to record any factors outside of your control that you feel have the potential to influence the outcome of treatment for your patient. There are 27 factors available to choose from and you can report up to four factors per patient. If your patient has any factors that will influence the outcome of their treatment then it is important to document these within this section.  We suggest you read this list carefully.

For example, if a patient contacts you today to book an appointment for an existing condition but he/she is unable to attend your first available appointment then you should select ‘Patient unable to attend first available appointment offered’ as a possible influencing factor.

Equally, if there is a time delay between the injury and the patient seeking treatment, e.g. when a patient waits several weeks after incurring an injury prior to seeking treatment, then select ‘Time since onset’ as an influencing factor. 

To give an accurate representation of your patient situation.

  • Diarise when the patient made contact with your clinic.
  • Note the date of the first appointment offered to them.
  • Was any delay in seeing them due to their unavailability?
  • Did the patient delay in getting treatment which will influence your outcome?
  • Does your patient have other medical conditions that will affect the outcome of their treatment?
  • Does your patient have any psychological problems, e.g. anxiety, depression, that could affect the outcome of your treatment?

How do I record the cause of onset if it is unknown?

Within the Data for Impact (DfI) system you are asked to record the cause of onset of presenting symptoms. There are six options available: 

  • Spontaneous
  • Leisure activity
  • Sport
  • RTA or trauma
  • Work
  • Other

If the initial cause of onset of presenting symptoms is unknown. i.e. without apparent cause, then please record the cause as ‘spontaneous’. 

If the cause of onset of presenting symptoms is known, but different to any of those specifically mentioned then please record the cause as ‘other’.

How do I change or update treatment details?

If, after the initial treatment, you change or update the treatment modalities used then you will need to record this information on the Data for Impact (DfI) system.

Log into your data input page and find the name of the patient that you wish to change the details for in ‘view list of existing patients’. Your User Guide gives detailed instructions on how to find your patients’ details

Go to 'treatment details' -> first change

Input the additional treatment given.        

We would highly recommend you look at this brief video clip advising how to record your update in treatment modalities used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNhzTi9MUT8

You can update treatment details up to 4 times.

It is useful for the data collection if you record any changes in treatment. This will enable the University of Brighton (UoB) to analyse outcomes by treatment modalities for a particular condition.

What criteria are being measured for QAP and QAC status?

The five criteria relevant to QAP and QAC are:

  1. Goal achievement
  2. Outcome of referral
  3. Number of treatments
  4. FPS (functional, physical and subjective) score changes between initial and discharge appointments
  5. Time between referral and commencement of treatment.

A minimum of three of the five criteria need to be met in order to be eligible for QAP/QAC award. The three out of five crtieria allows flexibility and ensures that all clinics have the potential to achieve this award. This would include for example specialist clinics that may experience the following:

  • a longer waiting time due to increased popularity 
  • complex caseload due to specific expertise

We would recommend that when completing the discharge information on the DfI system for each patient you record any relevant information in the 'factors limiting the outcome of treatment' section. 

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. 

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What happens if the patient cancels their final appointment and I cannot give accurate discharge date, or get them to complete the PROM at discharge?

If possible try contacting the patient to obtain relevant information for completing the discharge outcomes.

If the patient will not respond then leave the Functional, Physical and Subjective (FPS) score blank when discharging. Note any ‘influencing factors’ that might have affected the patient’s outcome.

Please do not delete patients who do not attend. While you will not be able to report a goal achievement or a FPS score on discharge, you will be able to record the ‘Outcome of Referral’ and select the most appropriate option, such as ‘Treatment interrupted (failed to attend, practice informed /not informed)’ box.

The reality is that we will all have some patients that fall into this category, so we have to record the data and (lack of) outcomes. This adds to the variety of data collected. If it was found that a majority of patients fell into this category then it should be cause for questioning and a reflection issue as to what was causing this.

How does Physio First ensure that the data uploaded on Data for Impact (DfI) is reliable and unbiased?

All studies are dependent on the accuracy of the data given which, in this case is not subject to independent verification. As professionals, and within our professional codes of conduct (see further reading), we would require that accurate data is given to ensure the integrity of the study.

Patient outcomes, as collected via the DfI system (a standardised data collection system) are analysed independently by the University of Brighton (UoB) who in turn are able to advise individual participants whether they have meet the QAP or QAC criteria.

In addition, we are now able to collect Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) electronically, including the BmPROM, which will further validate the data.


Further reading

1. CSP code of conduct  (2012)

http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/code-members-professional-values-behaviour

2.2    Members act with integrity, honesty and openness

2.2.3    Provide truthful and accurate information.

3.3    Members communicate effectively

3.3.3    Provide full, accurate and truthful information about the services that they deliver, including the outcomes of their activity

4.4     Members support the development of Physiotherapy

4.4.1    Contribute to the development of physiotherapy, including by enhancing its evidence base and implementing this in practice


2. HCPC Standards of Conduct, performance and ethics (2012)

http://www.hpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10003B6EStandardsofconduct,performanceandethics.pdf

3.     You must keep high standards of personal conduct.

10.     You must keep accurate records.

13.     You must behave with honesty and integrity and make sure that your behaviour does not damage the public’s confidence in you or your profession.

You must justify the trust that other people place in you by acting with honesty and integrity at all times. You must not get involved in any behaviour or activity which is likely to damage the public’s confidence in you or your profession.

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Are there any tips for inputting data to the online system?

We will all have different ways of managing this.

  • Inputting data whilst with the patient is in the treatment room. This has been found to help the patient to engage with the process.
  • Completing a paper form while the patient is in the room. The paper form can be found in the User Guide supplied by the University of Brighton (UoB).
  • Input relevant information to the online system from written patient notes when is convenient for you.

In this instance we advise inputting as soon as you can after seeing the patient.

You may find you need to adapt your systems in order to have accurate information, e.g. did the patient take the first appointment offered or was the delay in seeing the patient due to their inability to attend? If this is the case then record this under ‘influencing factors’ patient unable to attend first appointment offered.

 

How do I report my patient's functional, physical and subjective (FPS) score?

Within the data collection software you are asked to report the FPS score for your patient at the initial appointment and subsequently on discharge. We are aware that there is a lot of information within the scale and it is not always practical to go through the scale with your patient on your computer/tablet. We would, therefore recommend that you print a copy of the scale to hand to your patients for consideration (perhaps a laminated copy so this can be reused). The scale is listed in the User Guide or alternatively you can download a copy here

You might find that your patients do not neatly fit a single item/description on the scale, but we would ask that you focus on the most important factor for each patient at their initial visit, e.g. if sleep deprivation, i.e. disturbed sleep every night, is the biggest concern for them then they should select the most appropriate response based on this. So, in this instance they would select 9 on the FPS scale (even if they don’t have all the other symptoms within the description). Subsequently, on discharge you would ask them to rate where they are on the scale based on the same factor, i.e. how they are sleeping.

What impact will collecting this data have on my practice?

At the beginning of 2016 the University of Brighton Data for Impact (DfI) team sent out an online survey asking questions regarding the experience of, and impact on participating practitioners. The survey, comprising of five open ended questions, allowed us to perform a qualitative analysis which provided a valuable insight into the impact of the data collection. We had a good response from this survey, and four themes emerged from the data. These related to:

  • The individual practitioner. This is multifaceted and included:
    • personal and practice development such as stimulating reflective practice, awareness of the importance of data and improvements in day to day practice
    • professional development such as identifying CPD needs and facilitating treatment evaluation and
    • supporting the profession through commitment to contributing to the knowledge base.
  • The business theme comprising two categories:
    • new knowledge, i.e. increased awareness of patient profiles and the importance of benchmarking and
    • use of data in informing practice, i.e. for business management, marketing, education and practitioner development.
  • The patient focus related to the patient's perceptions and including quality assurance and time scale issues.
  • The practicalities of data collection. The key issue was the increased workload, time limitations, time taken to input data, and software compatibility.

Overall, the feedback varied. Some comments were entirely positive in terms of the impact DfI had had on personal, practice and professional development and on the participant’s business, while others had more mixed feelings. The negative impact reported was the increased workload, specifically the extra time commitment the data collection entailed. Importantly however, whilst there is an issue concerning the time required to collect this data, the benefit of participants being able to show how efficient, timely and equitable their services are will provide valuable support to them in the ever changing healthcare market.

The findings from this survey have been very useful for Physio First members, and the physiotherapy profession. It has been written up as an abstract, and was presented at the European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT) which was held in November 2016. 


Feedback on the individualised reports

In December 2015, we sent out individualised reports for all practitioners who had input more than 40 discharged patient data. These reports provided practitioners with an overview of the data from their practice reported alongside the national data, click here for an example.

The individualised reports were prepared and distributed via email to practitioners. Once the individualised reports were issues, we sent an email with a link to an online survey questionnaire asking for any feedback. 

The responses to this survey were very positive. The majority of practitioners found the report useful for their practice and reported that it was easy to read and interpret. Almost all stated that it was useful to see their data alongside the national data and found this process beneficial in understanding the profile of their practice and to make comparisons against the national data.

Practitioners found the referral information and the outcome information particular useful. Overall, practitioners stated that the report has been very useful and that they had been able to use the data for a number of purposes including marketing, CPD and auditing.  

Please note that now practitioners need to input a minimum of 50 discharged patient sets in order to receive individual reports.

Is it acceptable to collect data during a patient’s treatment?

We are also aware of the HCPC Physiotherapy Standards of proficiency - Standard 12 which can be found here

This includes the requirement for registrant physiotherapists to recognise the need to monitor, evaluate, and assure the quality of practice and recognise the value of contributing to the generation of data for quality assurance and improvement programmes.

For the collection of data to become a recognised part of patient care, there does need to be a change in culture that we feel confident can be led by Physio First members who join our Data for Impact (DfI) project and who also become Quality Assured Practitioners (QAPs). It really boils down to communication between the clinician and the patient, so that our patients can learn the value of data collection to patient care.

Collection of data during a patient’s treatment session is, in our opinion, not only acceptable but an inevitable development that is supported by the HCPC regulations. It will, however take time for this practice to become something that we all feel comfortable in deploying. 

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How do I access help with inputting data if I cannot find the answer here?

If you have any questions regarding how to input your DfI data then please contact the UoB team by email physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk or phone 01273 641802 (answerphone).

Useful links    

Access to the online system        bit.ly/Data4Impact

You can save or bookmark this website link to your computer to allow quick access in the future.

Access to the video tutorial       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W34_3sp3R40&feature=youtu.be

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Having problems with seeing all the DfI page?

If you are experiencing difficulties seeing the bottom of the DfI page please can you use the "zoom out" function in the browser screen resolution. Please see the images and instructions below on how to do this for the different web browsers.

If you are accessing the system via Internet Explorer then you will need to click on the wheel in the top right corner and then click on the zoom our button (see image below) 

 

If you are accessing the system via Google Chrome the screen will look slightly differently (shown below). Here you click on the "3 dots" at the top right of your screen, then click on the Zoom minute button. 

 

And if you are accessing the system via Mozilla Firefox the screen will look as shown below. Here you click on the "3 lines" at the top right of your screen, then click on the Zoom minus button.

Any queries then please contact the UoB team physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk or call 01273 641802 (answerphone).

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