Gary is a lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences and an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Neurological Rehabilitation for the Hywel Dda University Health Board. He has a national reputation in the feilds of neurological rehabilitation and non-medical prescribing.
Gary is a lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences and an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Neurological Rehabilitation for the Hywel Dda University Health Board.
In his NHS role he works with people with a range of long-term neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Gary was the first physiotherapy independent prescriber in Wales and has utilised this skill in developing a physiotherapy-led spasticity management service which has been recognised nationally for its innovative use of prescribing and close links with community services.
At the university Gary teaches on the topics of neuro-rehabilitation and advanced practice, including non-medical prescribing and has carried out reseach in these feilds. He has a national reputation in physiotherapy non-medical prescribing and has worked in collaboration with the professional body (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) to promote its implementation.
Honours and awards
- 2018: Voted 'Lecturer of the Year' by Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Sciences undergraduate physiotherapy students.
- 2014: Best of Health Awards, Hywel Dda University Health Board. Winner of ‘Chief executive’s award for best overall entry’ and winner in ‘Making a difference through better use of resources’ category. Entry: Physiotherapy Independent prescribing in spasticity management.
- 2012: Best of Health Awards, Hywel Dda University Health Board Highly commended in ‘Developing a safe and sustainable workforce’ category. Entry: Physiotherapy led spasticity management service.
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- February 2017: South Wales Spasticity Forum. Topic: Non-medical prescribing in Spasticity Management.
- November 2016: Welsh Public Health Conference 2016. Topic: Transforming the delivery of health and care.
- June 2016: CSP Wales Conference. Topic: Innovation in Physiotherapy from across Wales.
- March 2016: International Neurological Physiotherapy Association: International Neurophysiotherapy conference. Topic: Physiotherapy led spasticity management services.
- June 2015: Healthcare Sciences Innovation Seminar, Cardiff University. Topic: Advanced practice in service innovation.
- May 2015: Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar: Progress and priorities in reforming primary care services in Wales, Cardiff. Topic: Prescribing powers and relieving pressures on GP services ‐ assessing the opportunity.
- January 2015: All Wales ACPIN evening lecture, Cardiff. Topic: Non-medical prescribing in neurology.
- October 2014: National Physiotherapy Conference, Birmingham. Session: Service innovation. Topic: Non-medical prescribing in spasticity management
- March 2014: CSP National Annual Representatives Conference, Cardiff. Topic: Non-medical prescribing in physiotherapy practice.
- October 2013: National Physiotherapy Conference, Birmingham. Session: Service modernisation. Topic: Physiotherapy led spasticity management services.
- April 2013: Wales and south England spasticity management study day, Plymouth University. Topic: Physiotherapy led spasticity management service model.
Committees and reviewing
- 2014-2017: Executive member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Wales Board.
- 2008-2014: Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Wales Board.
- 2016: Member of the All Wales Prescribing Advisory Group.
Areas of expertise
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