Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Welcome New NICE Guidelines on Multimorbidity Care
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have released a new set of guidelines about multimorbidity, which has been well-received by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The guideline emphasises patient-centered care, advocating covering care optimisation for adults with multiple long-term conditions by reducing the treatment burden and unplanned care.
Within the document, NICE also encourages workers to use clinical validation tools, including the electronic Frailty Index (eFI), the Predicting Emergency Admissions Over the Next Year (PEONY) tool or QAdmissions.
Further advice offered includes discussing physical and mental health needs during assessments, an inclusion which was welcomed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
CSP professional adviser Carly King said: "This nuanced guideline takes quite a different approach to previous guidelines from NICE.
"It's really putting the emphasis on patient-centred care and I would recommend all physios who treat people with two or more conditions to have a read.
"Also, it highlights a pragmatic approach to assessing frailty, and focuses on establishing patient preferences, values and priorities which is relevant to all."