In today's world there is a great emphasis on evidence to support treatment approaches. Osteopathy is no exception; both Physiotherapy and Chiropractic have similar projects.
Consequently the National Council for Osteopathic Research is undertaking “PROM” project which stands for “Patient Reported Outcome Measure's” This is basically a data collection project in osteopathic practice, which each of our Osteopaths is taking part in, we are seeking to contribute to compilation of an national evidence base for Osteopathy.
It is a National scheme that has been in operation for a few months now and there is useful data being submitted by patients around the country. If you are coming to the Clinic with a new symptom episode you may be asked by the Reception Team if you wish to participate in this program which would require access to either the internet of smart phone. This will be fully explained to you, should you wish to participate. It is of course your choice of whether to participate in the project, the choice is yours to make.
The project is trying to assess how you feel after osteopathic treatment. The information collected does not include your personal details and is totally anonymous with no individual data is given to your osteopath. We only receive a summary report periodically about outcomes of care. No data is used for commercial purposes.