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Frontline - 2 October 2013

In this issue of Frontline you’ll find out about a pioneering team for patients with head and neck cancer; hear from chair Helena Johnson about why patients’ views are so important; get to grips with the issues around pay fair – and learn how to take part in our annual conference from your armchair!

Cover story

  • Deeptika Chauhan - physiotherapist at Guy's and St Thomas'

    Robert Millett meets the physiotherapists who play a key role key in a unique care pathway for patients with head and neck cancers

Features and focuses

  • Professionalism is high on the agenda and even if you’re not at the CSP’s conference next week, you can still join in the debate, says Gill Hitchcock.

  • Peter Finch, assistant director of CSP's Employment Relations and Union Services

    Pay restraint and work pressures are badly damaging morale for CSP members in the NHS, argues Peter Finch, the CSP’s chief pay negotiator, who says Britain needs a pay rise.

  • David and Rita Guthrie

    David Guthrie explains in his own words the challenges he faced when caring for his wife after she had a life-threatening stroke.

  • Helena Johnson and father

    As she prepares to bow out as chair of CSP council, Dr Helena Johnson offers a heartfelt message to members

  • Sue England’s private practice has flourished over the past 25 years. Helen Mooney caught up with the CSP treasurer.

  • Conflicts are an inevitable part of our working lives. CSP professional adviser Gwyn Owen offers some guidance on handling them.

  • In our regular column on research that's relevant to physiotherapists, Janet Wright looks at the latest clinical findings.

Views and comments

  • CSP experts give you regular updates on employment-related issues. Got an issue you’re worried about? Ask your steward/student rep or, if you don’t have one, contact the CSP.

  • On the eve of the CSP’s annual clinical conference, we’re looking forward to meeting those members who will be at Birmingham next week

  • Get involved now by sending your contributions by email to or write to Letters, Frontline, 14 Bedford Row London WC1R 4ED. Letters should be no more than 250 words. Frontline reserves the right to edit letters. Please ensure you include your name, address and a daytime telephone number.


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