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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 7 Apr 2017 - 3:10pm
    The question is whether others share that vision. 
    Simon Stevens’ report mentions keeping older people out of hospital and, if they do have a hospital stay, getting them home sooner. And with GP numbers declining, it recognises the challenges ahead for primary care. 
    So it’s disappointing that the only specific reference to...
  • 10 Mar 2017 - 4:24pm
    It’s not the only way of doing this, of course. The dialogue between members and elected representatives at the CSP in all four countries should be an ongoing one.
    There’s also the exchange of ideas that takes place between CSP members at meetings in your workplace, through tweets, posts on Facebook, attending events organised by country boards or your local...
  • 24 Feb 2017 - 4:48pm

    If not, do take a look at

    One of them, Joyce Williams, is a very feisty former chair of the CSP – and her blog is totally uplifting.  Even though she’s turned 80, Joyce is having a whale of a time.  She’s also got some very salutary lessons for younger...
  • 13 Feb 2017 - 4:06pm

    Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been shown to increase their exercise capacity – but whether this makes them more active in everyday life is less clear.

    File 199507'Pedometers may help people to become more active...

  • 10 Feb 2017 - 4:26pm
    That’s a timely message, given the national news about restrictions on the time spent with GPs, the lengthy waits for treatment in A&E and the general pressure on public spending.
    But do you know how that national story is playing out in your area?  Are your services under threat?  Can you prove you offer a cost-effective service and get the results...
  • 30 Jan 2017 - 1:31pm
    Fortunately, no bones were broken and the only injures sustained were bruises to her arms, legs and pride. As toddlers we fall down all the time but once we enter our fifth and sixth decades it’s a very different scenario. 
    For one thing, it can feel as if we are on a slippery slope to decrepitude. While a fall can be a helpful warning sign to take greater...
  • 16 Jan 2017 - 1:51pm
    Hopefully, you immediately rip off the plastic wrapper, brew yourself a cup of coffee, and sit down for half an hour to catch up on the latest news about your profession. Maybe you’ll earmark an article or two to come back to later on in the week.
    Here on the editorial team we’re always striving to bring you an engaging, informative and – wherever possible –...
  • 19 Dec 2016 - 12:33pm

    We've plenty in this issue to educate, engage and inform CSP members through the long winter nights.

    Where better to start than looking at a new physio-run initiative: a gym for people with long term conditions who can now exercise under the direct supervision of physiotherapists, rather than just a gym instructor (page 24).

    Unfortunately, some of you may be dreading going back...

  • 2 Dec 2016 - 4:13pm
    It’s always amazing to hear of the wonderful work CSP members get up to. And while the idea of being the physio for a Premier League football club might appeal to some of you, for others their career takes a different path.
    Clinical director, CSP member and New Zealander Greg Retter has had to learn how to motivate his dancers at the Royal Ballet in a different...
  • 18 Nov 2016 - 5:29pm

    Are you someone who prefers reading around a subject? Or talking to your peers and exchanging ideas verbally? Perhaps listening to podcasts is for you, or engaging with online training resources? 


    Another way is attending conferences and networking or training events. Last week’s congress of the European Region of the World Confederation for...

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