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Frontline - 23 October 2013

The latest issue of Frontline picks up on the energy at CSP's conference in Birmingham earlier this month. Along with it are inspriational articles about service redesign, the importance of research in physiotherapy and helping patients return home after a hospital stay. Catch up on the latest employment news too with Peter Finch’s article on proposed changes to the NHS pay review body.

Cover story

Features and focuses

  • No stone left unturned

    As the winter months approach, the NHS faces extra pressures. Ian A McMillan visits a trust where therapists help hospital patients to return home in a timely fashion.

  • Agents of change

    Kim Patterson and Chantel Ostler’s passion for research is paying dividends in a forward-thinking NHS trust. Chris Mahony reports.

  • Physio findings - Women's Health

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

  • Business class

    University of Salford students get an early chance to look at revamping physiotherapy services. Louise Hunt reports.

  • Partner feature - 10 top survival tips

    Aviva’s Mark Sharpe, a physio and CSP member, outlines how commercial pressures are increasingly ensuring services offer the best value for money

  • Profile - Rapid response

    Zoe Johnstone is a community respiratory physio who’s saving money and cutting admissions. Robert Millett reports

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.

  • 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.

  • You could feel the energy at CSP’s conference in Birmingham as Founders’ lecturer Emma Stokes inspired everyone with her passion for physiotherapy – and about how saying ‘yes’ to opportunities can lead you along paths you’d never imagined possible.

  • CSP assistant director Peter Finch warns that attempts to tamper with NHS pay systems will backfire.

  • How much do you know about your professional insurance cover, asks CSP adviser Pip White


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