Pitchside Practitioners

Pitchside Practitioners CPD sessions 2018-19

These continuous professional development (CPD) sessions are for Healthcare Professionals, i.e. Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists, Sports Massage Therapists, who are working in a pitchside role with rugby clubs within Northumberland County RFU. They do not replace the need to keep your First Aid or Pre-hospital Immediate Care in Sport qualification up to date. It is your responsibility, along with your club's RugbySafe Officer to ensure that you are qualified appropriately for the level of rugby at which you are working. These sessions are designed to refresh knowledge and skills and give you an opportunity to practise implementing and building on these.


Session 1: Airway, Chest, Abdominal & Pelvic Injuries.

Thursday 13th September 2018 at Percy Park RFC, 6pm to 9pm.

These types of injuries, thankfully, do not happen that often but when they do they can be life threatening! Would you feel confident in recognising potentially serious/life threatening situations and acting accordingly to get help asap?


Session 2: Head Injuries, Concussion and Spinal Injuries.

Monday 19th November 2018 at Newcastle Falcons (1877 Suite), 6pm - 9pm.

Are you confident in implementing the RFU concussion guidelines?

Are you familiar with the Northumberland County RFU suspected concussion reporting protocol?

Would you be able to identify a more serious head injury and act accordingly in a timely manner?

Are you confident in knowing when to suspect a spinal injury and act accordingly in a timely fashion?


Session 3: Medical Emergencies, Facial/Dental, Musculoskeletal Injuries.

Monday 14th January 2019 at Gosforth RFC, 6pm - 9pm.

Medical Emergencies - hypothermia is a risk in our area!

Facial/Dental - quick overview.

Musculoskeletal Injuries - fractures, dislocations and some of the more common injuries we get asked to look at! 



Payment via Northumberland County RFU Paypal page to secure your place.

£15 per session.


Select Immediate Care Practitioners from drop down menu. In the notes state which session(s) the payment is for.