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CSP corporate strategy 2017-20

The strategy sets the Society's direction for the next three years, explaining how CSP members and staff are working together to achieve our shared goals

Our mission and vision

The mission and vision set out what we are here to do as an organisation, and what we are aiming to achieve as a profession.

Our mission for the CSP

To transform the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by empowering our members and exerting our influence.

Our vision for physiotherapy

To transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations.

The strategy, and how we plan to deliver it

In the video below, Catherine Pope, chair of Council sets out our priorities, and the importance of members working collectively to achieve them.

Transforming health and wellbeing

We'll position physiotherapy at the leading edge of transforming the delivery of health and social care throughout the UK so that:  

  • People can access health and social care services from the right person in the right place, and take control over their own care and treatment
  • People can optimise their health and wellbeing, recovery from illness or injury, and management of long term conditions through consistent, high quality physiotherapy
  • Members will find, through the growth and transformation of the profession:
    • increased professional opportunities
    • increased opportunities to develop and expand services and businesses
    • access to appropriately rewarded, sustainable, quality work and employment
    • increased clinical and professional resources.

How we'll achieve this

  • Use communications strategically and consistently across multiple channels to enhance the reputation of the physiotherapy profession as a key part of future health and social care delivery
  • Support our members in their countries, regions and localities in positively influencing decisions that impact on patients and CSP members locally
  • Develop our ability to respond effectively to significant unexpected health and care agenda developments
  • Focus on building and maintaining those alliances that best position physiotherapy to transform health and wellbeing
  • Build the capacity of CSP staff to be:
    • effective as leaders
    • outward looking
    • innovative
    • flexible.

How we're positioning physiotherapy

We'll champion the development and use of the evidence that physiotherapy is both clinically and cost effective in the planning or commissioning, and delivery, of health and social care so that:

  • People have the best, most consistent outcomes and experience when receiving health and social care services
  • Members can demonstrate the value and impact of an expanded UK physiotherapy workforce
  • Members can adapt to changing needs and modify their practice to optimise patient outcomes.

How we'll achieve this

  • Develop the profession’s research and evidence base
  • Build the profession’s capacity to lead the development of health and social care services through the application of evidence.

How we're championing evidence

We'll fulfil the potential of physiotherapy to empower individuals and communities to maximise independence and live long and live well so that:

  • The public, patients and carers are motivated to take action to reduce the risk of avoidable illness, stay healthy for longer, and manage long term conditions.

How we'll achieve this

  • Use communications strategically and consistently across multiple channels to encourage behaviour change by the public, patients and practitioners
  • Support our members in their countries, regions and localities in positively influencing decisions that impact on the health and wellbeing of local communities
  • Build and maintain those alliances through which physiotherapy can best empower individuals and communities to maximise their health and wellbeing.

How we're empowering people

Empowering members and exerting influence

We'll represent the interests of our members at work so that:

  • Members are rewarded with fair pay, terms and conditions
  • Members are assisted in dealing with challenges and problems at work.

How we'll achieve this

  • Make our representing and organising relevant to all UK countries and regions, and to all the settings where our members work
  • Enable our members in their countries, regional networks and workplaces to:
    • exert positive influence on decisions that impact on members locally
    • engage fellow members actively in the representing work of the CSP regionally and locally.

How we're representing members

We'll help physiotherapy networks and communities organise themselves to influence on behalf of the profession and support members so that:

  • More people can gain the benefits that physiotherapy can provide.
  • More members can draw on the support of a greater diversity of members who are active in their workplace, their locality or their professional community.

How we'll achieve this

  • Build the capacity of CSP staff and representatives to implement the organising approach through their:
    • Skills
    • Behaviours
    • Knowledge
    • Understanding and fulfilment of organising roles
  • Support our members in their country, regional and local networks and groups so that they can:
    • exert positive influence on decisions that impact on services regionally and locally
    • engage fellow members actively in countries, regions, localities and workplaces
  • Make our organising and influencing relevant to all UK countries and regions, and to all the settings where our members work.

How we're organising communities

We'll build life-long relationships with members so that:

  • Members want to be part of the organisation and their professional community throughout their careers
  • Members play an active role in the physiotherapy community and the CSP
  • The CSP has credibility as the voice of physiotherapy because it speaks on behalf of the vast majority of physiotherapists.  

How we'll achieve this

  • Obtain and put to use evidence of what members value in the CSP, and of the environment in which they study, work or trade
  • Increase the quality of CSP services that members tell us they value most
  • Develop governance structures and processes that enable appropriate member engagement
  • Deliver member services for a level of subscription fee that members consider appropriate, whilst maintaining a modest financial surplus.

How we're building relationships

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