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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 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...

  • 2 Jun 2017 - 2:33pm
    How engaged have you been in the debates? Did you feel you were well informed about the issues, given the articles we’ve printed in Frontline? If you’ve not voted in the past, did you do so this time? 
    And now, how do you feel things will change – if at all – for you and your family? What about work? Whether in the NHS or in the private sector?
  • 12 May 2017 - 3:49pm
    It’s set against the backdrop of the CSP’s call for 500 more physiotherapists to enter the workforce a year – part of its election agenda.
  • 28 Apr 2017 - 2:09pm
    Getting the mix right is key to a tasty end result. Too little of one ingredient and the middle will never rise, and heaven help you if the end result is burnt!
    So it was very heartening that a recent marketing survey of CSP members showed you rated your magazine as one of the main tangible benefits of being a CSP member, coming only after insurance in the...
  • 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...
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