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Frontline - 21 November 2012

This issue highlights an innovative drop-in project for patients with back pain as well as novel exercise classes for Middle Eastern women, alongside the ususal Physio findings, news and features. You can easily share articles across Twitter and Facebook, and if you're logged in as a member, post comments at the end.

Cover story

  • By involving patients with lower back pain in a project redesign, an innovative service in north west England sped up access to treatment. Robert Millett reports

Features and focuses

  • Physiotherapist Chris Barton is helping healthcare professionals to learn to listen. Robert Millett finds out more

  • France may lie just across the channel, but new registration requirements mean physios seeking work there can face tortuous journeys.  Robert Millett reports

  • An NHS trust in central London is offering people with Arabic and Middle Eastern backgrounds special ‘stretch and relax’ sessions. Sally Priestley reports

  • During the party conference season, CSP staff members and officers live out of suitcases as they promote the role of physio staff to politicians and policy makers. Ian A McMillan finds out more.

  • Patients’ perceptions about the treatment they receive is becoming increasingly important. Steve Tolan, a CSP professional adviser, discusses the key issues.

  • Janet Wright reports on the latest clinical findings.

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