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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 5 Sep 2017 - 11:15am
    I think it’s linked to all those years at school or college when the onset of September signalled another opportunity to begin again, turn the page and perhaps ‘try harder’. 
     
    This issue of Frontline will be distributed to every student starting a physiotherapy degree in the coming weeks. To all of you, we say welcome to your magazine. As every member of a...
  • 28 Jul 2017 - 3:13pm
    Sadly, it was not the only emergency incident triggered by terrorist action in recent months, with others on Westminster and London bridges, and at Finsbury Park.
     
    It’s hard when a routine day at work turns into something horrific. But NHS staff are trained to deal with emergencies and responded professionally to each incident. Going one step beyond the call of...
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  • 28 Jul 2017 - 3:08pm

    Air your views

    NHS England has announced a consultation on restricting the prescribing of ‘low value’ treatments. While many reports of that announcement focused on homeopathy, the consultation covers much more, including 17 other specific treatments recommended for restriction. It also includes an apparent intent to remove NHS funding for prescriptions of remedies that are...
  • 17 Jul 2017 - 12:25pm

    Parkour potential

    With a remit to develop a ‘new model of care’, Live Well Leeds has the headspace to think differently. As a result, we got in touch with Level Up – a local company specialising in teaching younger people Parkour (free running). Together, we developed a version of Parkour that would be suitable for older people with long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive...
  • 17 Jul 2017 - 12:19pm
    It’s also a time when many newly-graduated physios will be starting their first job. Here’s wishing all of you well in your career. Remember, the CSP is here to help you along the way, as our cover feature demonstrates.
     
    Frontline, along with the various...
  • 3 Jul 2017 - 6:07pm

    Bradford breaks the mould

    The University of Bradford is launching a Health and Care Professions Council-approved physiotherapy programme. Called MPhysiotherapy (Sport and Exercise Medicine), we believe it is the first integrated master’s course in physiotherapy in the UK with a sport and exercise medicine focus.

    After completing the four-year programme, which starts in...

  • 30 Jun 2017 - 1:07pm

    This week it is the NHS’s 69th birthday, on 5 July. It’s an opportunity to remind politicians that the staff who work for it deserve a decent salary. And, while some celebrating is in order, there are many reasons to be concerned about our much loved but ailing institution.

    For many members the impact on funding is affecting their day-to-day lives and not just their pay packets. ‘Make...

  • 19 Jun 2017 - 10:49am

    Green fingers

    Gardening can be a very rewarding way of keeping active in order to maintain and improve fitness and wellbeing. The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR) professional network has added a new leaflet on gardening to an existing range on activities for patients with heart problems. These look at topics such as golf, swimming,...

  • 19 Jun 2017 - 10:36am

    I had the pleasure of visiting members of a community team the day after the election. Politics wasn't on the agenda, but the issue of social care and older people definitely was.

    While driving around Oxfordshire with the physiotherapy lead, it became clear how complex people's lives can become, particularly after a bad fall or a stroke.

    Where the patient had previously been...

  • 2 Jun 2017 - 3:38pm

    What’s reasonable?

    The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for People with a Learning Disability professional network has launched a resource aimed at colleagues working in mainstream services. This is titled ‘So your next patient has a learning disability: making reasonable adjustments’. Topics covered include planning appointments, making communication work, adapting...
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