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Sgt (SI) R Montacute RAPTC
Sgt (SI) Read RAPTC
PCRF Minley continues to deliver high quality care to Phase 2 Royal Engineer (RE)
recruits and the RE Permanent staff.
With the primary focus being to reinvigorate the Phase 2 recruit rehabilitation pathway and delivery process, this has resulted in changes to the class structure the recruits receive. We now include wellbeing, cardiovascular training, strength and return to running classes alongside education in goal setting, nutrition, sports psychology and pain science.
Our new Five phase return to impact programme has moved out of its infancy and is a permanent fixture within the department, tailored as required and comprehensive. This combination of changes has resulted in significant improvements to our patient satisfaction survey.
Clinical staff have attended Regional In-Service Training (RIST) sessions at RRU Aldershot and delivered IST alongside Aldershot PCRF, most recently a two-day shoulder focus in an effort to provide the highest standards of post-operative care for our Gleno-Humeral Joint surgeries.
Within Minley Station we have established regular meetings, communication and a close rapport with the Medical Centre and Talavera Troop staff, thereby improving continuity of care and pathways for our recruits.
Phase 2 Return to Running lessons
  Phase 2 S&C lesson
PCRF Lyneham provides Level 1 care for members of 29 Regt RLC, 9 Regt RLC, 5 Bn REME, 8 Bn REME
and occasionally also sees some service personnel from MOD Corsham. As a newly qualified ERI since August 2022, I have had to quickly grasp my role here at Lyneham. In this short period, I have been providing rehab care and managing a busy caseload whilst completing my post graduate mentoring programme. We have re-started rehabilitation classes daily to personnel under PCRF Lyneham care to help alleviate caseloads and provide more routine contact for patients, hopefully helping to improve outcome measures.
My role also involves ensuring all equipment is in-date for servicing, equipment maintenance and daily 373 checks. We have had an uplift of new
equipment scheduled to be delivered in the coming weeks which will help to improve exercise delivery and provide more variability in treatment methods.
Despite the busy nature of PCRF Lyneham, I am still able to manage my diary which allows me to maintain sporting ventures. I have been able to participate in a 100- mile charity bike ride in aid of Wiltshire’s Dorothy House Hospice and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. This was an invitation only event for southwest (SW) military personnel and the remaining public services from the Wiltshire council. I also had the luxury of jetting off to Cyprus to compete in the Cyprus International 4-day Challenge with the RAPTC cross country team to raise the profile of the Corps in an international forum at a unique and challenging event.
 Sgt (SI) Montacute with public service personnel on charity ride
SSgt (SSI) M Quinn RAPTC
 The year has been a successful year for the whole team. We have had the input of a new OC, Maj Jon Lord RAMC. Sgt (SI) Coetzer bridged the gap and provided some much-needed support due to the posting out of Sgt (SI) Ballard, until Sgt (SI) Mothersdale joined the team directly from the JSSERI course.
Sgt (SI) Mothersdale has settled in very well and is providing the team with a fresh injection of enthusiasm. He has also recently been selected to represent the Army American Football Team which is a fantastic achievement.
Sgt (SI) Osborn has taken control of recruit lead rehabilitation and using some great tools to help deliver the training, this involves using the My Recovery Rehabilitation platform which is empowering recruits to want to carry out individual rehab.
The PCRF is currently taking the lead in the migration of Medical Facilities, this involves the migration of Pirbright and
Windsor Medical Centres and both PCRFs working together as one to provide safe and effective care to our broad range of patients.
The PCRFs have provided care and assistance in a range of aspects throughout the year, Health Fair stands for Army Training Centre (Pirbright) (ATC(P)) and Ranger Battalions, mobile care to the Welsh Guards as they completed the gruelling Wales 500 and, of note, providing care to the troops who took part in the Queens Funeral to keep soldiers on their feet and able to carry out the ceremony.
As a team we also faced the unforeseen challenge of losing one of our team members, Jo Town. Jo was our newly appointed Band 7 Physiotherapist who sadly lost her battle with Cancer and was laid to rest on 31 January 2023. The team rallied together with an aim to raise money for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice that provided end-of-life care to Jo. The team completed various challenges throughout January and raised a total of £2,817.

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