Immediate Care Practitioners

F.A.O. Club, County and Pathway Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and ICPs
Clubs have a responsibility towards the health and safety of those people who use the club facilities.  Due to rugby being a full contact sport the arrangements for players will need to reflect this. It is the club's responsibility to ensure that arrangements are in place so that participants receive appropriate immediate attention if they are injured until the emergency services arrive.
While there is a general requirement it is not reasonable or practicable to expect a Level 9 club to provide the same level of care as that provided in the Premiership.

Northumberland Rugby Union are assisting their clubs by providing three CPD courses.
The RFU provides two levels of course - Level 2 is one day and Level 3 is two days. 
The courses below do not replace the RFU courses and ICPs may decide in the future to attend a RFU course.

Northumberland Rugby Union are assisting their representative and club HCPs by providing 3 courses;

Wednesday 6th September 2017 6pm - 9pm.

Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park.

Head/concussion & spinal.

Sunday 26th November 2017 2pm - 5pm

Whitley Bay Rockcliff RFC, Lovaine Ave

Airway, Breathing, Circulation (including CPR) & medical emergencies

Monday 15th January 2018

Alnwick RFC 6pm - 9pm

Fractures, musculoskeletal injuries.

Sessions £15 each - payable by Paypal through Northumberland County website. Link in the comments - select Immediate Care Practitioners.

Please comment or email me to book your places with your PAYPAL reference number - without that you're not booked.

Places must be booked 7 days in advance of each session.

N.B. Sessions open to those working with clubs/schools/unis in Northumberland RFU only.

Sessions DO NOT REPLACE 1st AID or ICIS courses/requirements.

Attendees must register with Cathryn Clark a minimum of 7 days before the course by email stating their name and involvement in rugby e.g. WBR 1st XV Physiotherapist. Cathryn can be contacted on 

Each session costs £15 and payment must be received prior to registering with Cathryn. Payment should be made using the paypal facility (link below), or send a cheque payable to Northumberland Rugby Union to the County Office, or pay by direct bank transfer (bank account details on request from county office) stating which course is being paid for.

Northumberland Rugby Union are covering the costs of the tutor Cathryn Clark.