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Like what you read? Join our new Facebook Group

We’re now building a community on facebook in our Mint Practice Group.  We’ll still be following the subject of the month but providing practical and interactive information to support one another in practice.  This month’s theme is Reflection. Please come and join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mintpractice/

The Why? Of Mint

Having encouraged you to reflect on the Why of your practice I have also spent time reflecting on the Why of Mint. There were several logs in the fire that led to the spark that ignited the formation of Mint: The realisation that it can be a lot of work to research and understand the requirements of the Practice Standards particularly in relation to subjects like Safeguarding Children and Health and Safety. The frustration at the unnecessary duplication of effort between every practice taking the time to research and write Continue Reading »

New Clinical Compliance Policy Downloads

You can now buy each of the sections of the Mint Folder as downloads. So, if you are only interested in one of our modules – you can buy it. They cost from £8. A reminder of the modules available to you: • Clinical Consent • Benefits and Risks of Treatment • Handling Complaints • Patient Records • Equality • Infection Control • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults • Health and Safety • Practice Audit • Communication and Patient Information • Staff and Associate Support • Self-Reflection They are all Continue Reading »

A busy time…

November has been a very busy month for Mint. We were pleased to meet lots of osteopaths at the IO convention. Joint models proved very popular. Mint will not be re-stocking joint models that have sold out as we have some different plans in this area (watch this space!). We still have 2 hand joint models, 1 spine with a stand and several lumbar spine models and lumbar spine and pelvis models. Have a look in the shop, our prices are excellent value. There was a lot of enthusiasm for Continue Reading »

 Newly qualified? Just starting a new clinic?

You’ve spent years training and now you are fully qualified and ready to launch out into practice – the moment you have been preparing for. There is a great sense of excitement but also an underlying current of fear and trepidation. It can be daunting to know that you are fully responsible for your clinic and you may be working in a setting where there is no-one to turn to for immediate advice. Maybe you have been working in the NHS for many years and you are now beginning a Continue Reading »

Podcast Episode 1: Guide to Gaining Clinical Consent

A new development – Mint has started recording podcasts where we will be sharing bite-size episodes of our clinical compliance knowledge with you, helping you to maintain and improve your practice standards. Episode 1: A Guide to Gaining Clinical Consent This episode considers three questions about consent for private practitioners: What is consent? What is informed consent needed for? How consent can be given. Do ask any questions, or make comments on this episode below.   We’d love to receive your feedback on this new aspect to Mint.  

Answers to your questions

There were several questions asked many times at the COPA exhibition last week so we thought we would share them with you: Is the Mint Folder suitable for other professions?  Yes, whilst the current folder has been written with a focus on osteopathy much of the information applies to all practitioners in private practice.  Handling complaints, obtaining consent, infection control, health and safety, equality, staff support are necessary for all private practitioners. There was interest from many professions including physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists in the Mint Folder Continue Reading »

COPA Practice Growth 2015

We had a fantastic time exhibiting at COPA Practice Growth 2015 and hope that those of you who attended found it a valuable experience.  Thank you to so many of you for visiting the Mint Practice stand and for the wonderful enthusiasm for the patient leaflets, skwish and Mint Folders.  It was great to meet some of the other exhibitors too, there are so many innovative products available to practitioners as well as companies supporting learning and practice. We have learnt a lot from conversations with practitioners and have many ideas for the Continue Reading »

Anticipating COPA Practice Growth show 2015

Here is a summary of my recommendations for the COPA show 2015 People I have heard speak before and would like to hear again: Matthew Wallden – Osteopath and CHEK guru – absolute enthusiast for his work.  Thursday 16:00 – 16:45 Mike Antoniades – fascinating, extremely knowledgeable speaker of the Running School and Sports Dimensions Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 – 11:45 Paul Harradine – Podiatrist – picked up some fantastic tips from him in the past – HES theatre Markus Erhard – Myofascial taping – enjoyed his demonstrations of taping, Continue Reading »

Distinction in health and safety

As part of the research for the Mint folder I studied for a qualification in Health and Safety.  The Neebosh General Certificate is a nationally recognised qualification.  After many hours of home study, 4 hours of exams and a practical submission I was pleased to find out last week that I passed with distinction. The qualification covered a wide range of topics including the safe erection of scaffolding, dangers of excavations and building site regulations which will not be relevant to clinic practice.  Of greater relevance was learning about health Continue Reading »