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BASRaT funding of telehealth and exercise prescription software for all members

19 March 2020

Business and Self-Employed guidance and other updates

Rehab Guru – Access to all BASRaT members.

BASRaT will help ensure our members can carry on working with their patients with exercise prescription software. BASRaT has paid for a 12 month subscription to Rehab Guru for all members.

We want to ensure our members can carry on working with their patients, Rehab Guru’s Exercise Prescription software will help you to provide your invaluable treatment to your clients. BASRaT has quickly secured and paid for the contracts to help you find solutions to work with your patients. 

Rehab Guru - Exercise Prescription Software

- Over 5,000 exercises plus you can create your own

- Fully personalise your training programme or use a pre-made template

- Use on Apple, Android, laptop and desktop

- Maintain contact and track progress and issues remotely

Step 1 – Sign up to Rehab Guru here.
Step 2 – Verify your email address through the link emailed to you
Step 3 – Email BASRaT with your registered email address and membership number
Step 4 – Await confirmation from BASRaT*. Please share with your fellow GSRs.

*Process - Please be patient as we set this up, it is a manual process and we will do our best to get this up as running as soon as we can. 

Telehealth from Rehab Guru
Telehealth offers a video calling feature so that you can continue to deliver care to your patients remotely.

Securely encrypted end-to-end, it also allows a link to be sent to multiple people for group classes.

Telehealth allows a simple one click connection to your client who joins the video call from the Rehab Guru Client app on iOS, Android or Web. This quick start video explains how telehealth works. Further information can be found on the telehealth support page

Statement on face to face contact

COVID-19 - BASRaT Statement on the continuation of face to face and 'hands-on' patient contact.  View here.

Guidance for Self Employed Members

Sources of guidance for the Self-Employed and businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak are available here. 

Guidance on the implementation of remote consultation:

Practical advice including video and phone consultations, email and mobile messaging. The guide also covers access to
software, insurance, appropriateness and further practical advice.


Sports Injury Fix

Our good friends at Sports Injury Fix (SIF) have been working tirelessly to help therapists through this difficult time, helping therapists get to grips with online bookings and consultations and making it as easy as possible. Many of you may have never done an online consultation so they’ve recorded an example so you can see how it’s done

SIF and RehabGuru have a partnership already. They can cover all your needs to get started and succeed with an online business. From taking the initial bookings, payments, record keeping and actually completing the remote consultation. 

BASRaT members already got 20% off but we’ve secured some additional benefits, with SIF offering:
  • BASRaT members 121 support;
  • 2 hours of business consultation(s); and
  • 3 months half price to help you work out what is right for your business. 
You can access these by booking a call at a time that suits you here

Practical advice for working from home.

We also have a blog to share from Ash James, the National Clinical Education Lead at Connect Health, with some practical advice for those of you new to working from home. Read it here

We are available to support you with other issues you may have during this time. You can reach us on 03301 332 123.

COVID-19 Update

13 March 2020

Office contact details update

A change to BASRaT office contact information

?13th March 2020

In anticipation of an escalation in the spread of COVID-19, all staff at BASRaT have moved to home working. If you need to contact us by telephone, please use 03301 332 123. Our working hours and operations remain unaffected. 

The latest advice on COVID-19 is available here:


BASRaT Admin. 

Accredited Registers Joint Statement on COVID-19

06 March 2020

A joint statement by BASRaT and the 25 other Accredited Registers on the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Statement of Accredited Registers about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

06 March 2020

The Government has said the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is an increasingly significant threat. As holders of accredited registers, our key purpose is to protect the public. We also support registrants in the safety of, and the continuity of their practice. 

We hold the registers of over 80,000 health and care practitioners in the UK. We want our registrants to maintain services to patients, clients and service users, keeping safe and healthy as you do so.

For registrants and members of the public there is a lot of information about this outbreak and how to keep safe. Go to ?NHSUK/coronavirus? for information about the virus and how to protect yourself. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help.

For those practitioners on Accredited Registers that frequently come into contact with members of the public, the UK Government have produced extensive guidance for healthcare professionals. Go to:

It is important that you wash your hands more often, especially:

? when you get to work or arrive home
? after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze
? before you eat or handle food

You should wash your hands for 20 seconds, using soap and water or hand sanitiser. Washing hands for 20 seconds is central to preventing and slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). You should cough or sneeze into tissues and immediately dispose of them.

Everywhere in the UK, it is imperative that everyone follows clinical advice by contacting NHS 111 and not going to A&E if you develop symptoms.

Registrants and your co-workers should be sure you have the best information, environment and equipment to do your job. You should be ready to give clear and helpful advice to your patients, clients and service users. We recognise the challenges that this outbreak brings for registrants in maintaining high-quality services. 

Our regulatory standards are designed to be flexible and to provide a framework for decision-making in a wide range of situations. Registrants need to work cooperatively with colleagues to keep people safe, to practise in line with the best available evidence, to recognise and work within the limits of your competence, and to have appropriate indemnity arrangements relevant to your practice.

Where a concern is raised about a registrant, it will always be considered on the specific facts of the case, taking into account the factors relevant to the environment in which the professional is working. We would also take account of any relevant information about resource, guidelines or protocols in place at the time.

This statement has been issued by the Accredited Registers Collaborative (ARC) on behalf of all Accredited Registers.

BJSM podcast on athletes and sleep

19 November 2019

Does it affect your sleep if you exercise close to your bedtime?

This insightful two part podcast on sleep looks at when it is too late to exercise and the impact on sleep if you exercise two or four hours before you go to bed.

Travelling time zones can affect the performance of athletes, the podcast discusses thinking about when to travel and changing sleep schedules to counteract this.  Dr Cindy Chang, University of California also talks about the use of wearable technology in assessing an athlete’s sleep and how wearable technology can pick up sleep disorders.

The podcast refers to the National Sleep Foundation website which provides useful information including tips on aiding performance when travelling time zones. Please note that this is a US site.

BASRaT members get free access to BJSM. Listen to the podcast 

Alarm Clock, Stand Up, Time Of, Sleep, Bed, Wake Up

Fantastic week for BASRaT!

10 October 2019

Tax relief on BASRaT Registration fee

We have made a successful application to HMRC to be included on the "Approved professional organisations and learned societies (list 3)". This means that the fees paid by registrants and members will be approved for tax relief. The full list of professional bodies is available on the Government website here, the addition of BASRaT will be made at the end of October. 

The manifesto for "MSK Reform"

BASRaT has been working with the new grassroots Think Tank "MSK Reform" around a shared vision to advance and improve the ‘musculoskeletal sector. Next week, the manifesto will be launched and a reception will be held at the Houses of Parliament, where BASRaT will be represented. The manifesto is extremely positive for Sport Rehabilitation and BASRaT and will hopefully lead to some exciting developments in the future.

The launch of the manifesto will be followed by #TheBigRs Conference in Manchester on the 18th and 19th of November where we will be exhibiting. After the conference, the manifesto will become publicly available via and BASRaT members are encouraged to engage with it. For those interested in attending #TheBigRs Conference, tickets are available here

Exciting Jobs 

This week has seen a flurry of jobs for BASRaT members. The role of "Head of Medical" at Huddersfield Giants (Super League), with a salary of £55-65k, is open to BASRaT Registrants with the requisite experience, check out your recent BASRaT e-newsletter for more details.