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Recent news and events

Over 55s Clinic at Blackfriars - Happy 1st Birthday!

At the BSO, we pride ourselves on providing osteopathy for all. While all our teaching clinics are great value when compared with private practice, we have a range of community-based clinics, which are free for specific groups of patients with particular needs. Two of these community clinics are for older adults. We run an osteopathy clinic on Wednesdays for older people at a local sheltered scheme, Lucy Brown House, every three weeks. Residents receive osteopathic care in their own homes, and this project has been running for over 14 years. More recently we established a new clinic for older people at the Blackfriars Settlement in Southwark every Thursday morning. Teams of BSO tutors and students working in these clinics aim to help relieve the symptoms of a range of musculoskeletal conditions associated with the ageing process - predominantly wear and tear, rheumatic pains and osteoarthritis....(more)

Posted By: Shamaila Butt | Tags: Blackfriars, Community Clinics, Anniversary | Comments (0)

Climbing the Three Peaks and cycling in the dark

First year M.Ost student Adele Sharp spoke to us recently about how she will be climbing three mountains and completing three cycle challenges all in the name of charity. She will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge which involves climbing up and down Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Snowdon in Wales all within 24 hours. Adele has already completed one cycle challenge, the 75 mile sportive and hopes to complete two further cycle challenges – The Dunwich Dynamo and a 52 mile ride. The Dunwich Dynamo involves cycling from Southwark all the way up to the breezy Suffolk Coast at night. ...(more)

Posted By: Shamaila Butt | Tags: Charity fundraising, Student news | Comments (0)

London Marathon 2015 – It’s not over ‘til it’s over!

Well done to everyone who took part in the World’s best marathon event - bring your medal to our clinic before 31 May 2015 for a free appointment! This year’s London Marathon which took place on Sunday 26th April 2015 involved thousands of participants who raised money for an enormous variety of charities. The marathon is an essential part of London culture and is now a 35-year tradition. Many participants train for weeks, months, sometimes longer in participation for the event....(more)

Posted By: Shamaila Butt | Tags: marathon, osteopathy, sports, london marathon, sports injuries | Comments (0)

Spaces for reflective discussion are vital for effective regulation

We were delighted that the British School of Osteopathy was involved in the team responsible for publishing innovative research to increase support and enhance the effectiveness of osteopathic regulation. Today (13 Feb 2015) sees the launch of Spaces for reflective discussion are vital for effective regulation, commissioned by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). This work identifies the regulatory activities that best support patient safety and enhance quality of care. ...(more)

Bus strikes

As you may be aware, there will be a 24 hour bus strike on 13th January 2015 as part of a long-running campaign for a single agreement covering bus driver pay, terms and conditions. Bus companies involved in the strike are Arriva North, Arriva South, Selkent, London General, Metroline, Metroline West, Metrobus, CT Plus, London United, Abellio South, Abellio West, London Sovereign, Stagecoach, Blue Triangle, Northumberland Park, Tower Transit, Docklands and London Central....(more)

Posted By: Lauren Grest | Tags: bus strike | Comments (0)