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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 11 May 2018 - 3:29pm
    Robert Millett’s article on the impact of prescription drugs on your patients is a salutary reminder of how easy it is to get ‘hooked’ on medication. It’s so important, as a physiotherapist, to be aware of the impact these drugs can have on a person’s health: it’s not always a positive one.
  • 27 Apr 2018 - 3:52pm
    Members want their true value to be recognised but there’s the thorny issue of how much the government is prepared to pay to do that. This comes as the health secretary announced an inquiry into how the NHS will be funded in the future. Increased taxation could be on the cards.
    The CSP Council recommends acceptance of the pay offer. You can read more, and get...
  • 6 Apr 2018 - 3:26pm
    One element of that is your pay. You’ll go beyond the call of duty to ensure the very best for your patients. That level of commitment is hard to put a price tag on.
    This year’s pay negotiations have been complicated and far from easy. The resulting offer, currently for staff in England but potentially UK-wide, is complex (...
  • 20 Mar 2018 - 12:46pm
    We’ll all of us be lucky to reach 70 without some ailments. But,as physio staff know, with a little bit of tender loving care or TLC and a generous helping of exercise, it’s still possible to enjoy life well into our eighth decade and beyond. 
    Despite all the best endeavours of it staff, there seems to be a shortage of TLC when it comes to adequate funding...
  • 2 Mar 2018 - 5:19pm
    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 - 10:47am
    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 - 11:47am
    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 - 1:03pm
    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 - 2:55pm

    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 - 12:15pm
    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)...
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