This paper outlines the setting up of a new service in primary care offering acupuncture to patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. The high volume clinic is funded under the Practice Based Commissioning initiative and is the first of its type in the UK. It appears to offer a model for similar services elsewhere.
BACKGROUND Acupuncture has been provided in nurse-led group clinics in St Albans since 2008. It is funded by a commissioning group within the National Health Service, on a trial basis, for patients with knee osteoarthritis who would otherwise be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon. AIM To evaluate the patients seen in the service's first year of operation… (More)
We are gathered today to commemorate the completion of the first quarter of a century of the Society's history, and I consider it no small honor to have been selected to address this distinguished group on this memorable occasion. When Dr. Charles Wrigley, Chairman of the Program Committee, extended the invitation, he expressed the hope that I would review… (More)
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Editors Note: On Monday evening, June 2, 1985 following the annum banquet of the Psycho-metric Society in Nashville, TN, Lyle Jones moderated a discussion with two of the three living founders of the Society, Paul Horst and John Stalnaker. Albert Kurtz planned to attend, but a recent automobile accident prevented him from traveling. They commented upon the… (More)