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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 2 Mar 2018 - 4:19pm
    But research doesn’t need to be carried out in the ivory towers of academia. There’s no reason why physios working in a clinical setting shouldn’t undertake their own research to demonstrate the value of their services (or, indeed, to show that their service needs extra money to be improved).
    As Gabrielle Rankin writes in our...
  • 19 Feb 2018 - 9:47am
    The report shows wide variations in the support available in various parts of the country. It also highlights the gaps in service provision – whether due to staff sickness, vacancies, or inadequate staffing levels – which impact on what’s offered to patients, the bulk of whom are aged 65-plus. 
    Notably, the report came out a few days after the National Audit...
  • 5 Feb 2018 - 10:47am
    Our story on page 10 gives a taste of the comments on social media after our last story (
    For the record, the CSP has never called for a mandatory jab and is not doing so now. It does, though, encourage physios to have the jab and supports NHS Employers’ Flu Fighter...
  • 15 Jan 2018 - 12:03pm
    I’m not sure there’s much science to it but it certainly feels pretty grim at the moment. It’s a long time until pay day this month. The skies are grey more often than blue and, whichever colour it is, it’s cold.
    On top of that, many of us are pulling in our horns, both financially and with our eating and drinking habits, after the excesses of Christmas or the...
  • 22 Dec 2017 - 1:55pm

    Have you made any resolutions for 2018? And already broken them? I expect so, if you’re anything like me … and I’m certainly not going public on what mine were.

    But for the CSP, resolutions take a different form. Strategies and objectives are more the management-speak of societies, business organisations and even trade unions. They can’t be dreamed up on New Year’s Eve and discarded the...

  • 4 Dec 2017 - 11:15am
    While we’re not claiming to be Screen International magazine, do check out the backgrounder on how the CSP’s hit film, Rehab Matters, was made. It started out as an idea in the head of Jon Ryan, our head of press and public relations, and ended as a full blown (well five-minute long)...
  • 20 Nov 2017 - 10:13am
    While it’s attended by only a small proportion of the 56,000 members out there, it’s interesting to see the level of engagement with the debates that take place.
    One example I overheard in the coffee shop was a group of three young men excitedly discussing Professor Sir Muir Gray’s presentation. (You can read more on page 16.) But the thrust of what he said was...
  • 27 Oct 2017 - 12:10pm
    For many physio staff, it’s been a tight year financially. There are threats of an interest rate rise, and our utility bills and household insurance policies just seem to creep up, don’t they?
    So, it was heartening to meet members who turned up at the pay rally on 17 October outside parliament. 
    Last month also saw the launch of...
  • 13 Oct 2017 - 3:19pm
    Increasingly, those pages tell the story of how CSP members are taking action locally to further the physiotherapy profession’s aims. While there is now a little more support from CSP staff, particularly for the English regional networks, individual members’ enthusiasm and can-do attitude is as strong as ever.
    So if you take a look at the reports, you’ll see what...
  • 2 Oct 2017 - 10:27am
    In this issue, our article from Yeovil, Somerset, for example, shows how intensive rehab in a residential care home environment is helping people get back on their feet again, before returning home.
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