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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 16 Jul 2018 - 12:10pm
    Even dilligent 10,000-a-day steppers should carry out other sports or exercise to look after bones, muscles and balance. Sadly, just one in three men and one in four women are doing the right things, the report by Public Health England, (page 10) reveals.
     
    A day earlier PHE told us England’s poorest areas have five times more chip shops and factory chicken shacks...
  • 2 Jul 2018 - 1:19pm
    I have the great pleasure of being in the Frontline editor’s chair for the next few months. I have been writing about health and social care for, gulp, three decades. While there was never a time that the newspapers and TV were not full of ‘new hopes’ or ‘fresh fears’ stories,  the 24-hour rolling news/social media leviathan of 2018 now has a grip on the Bevan-Beveridge baby like a croc...
  • 18 Jun 2018 - 10:49am

    Dementia ‘pub’ cheers patients

    Further to your report about Dementia Action Week (Frontline 6 June), I would like to share an event we held for older people at St George’s Hospital in Morpeth.
     
    We turned Woodhorn ward into a ‘pub’, The Woodhorn Arms, complete with ‘beer tokens’ and snacks. The purpose was to allow the patients and their families to...
  • 15 Jun 2018 - 3:20pm
    As with all jobs, I leave knowing there are many things to be proud of, such as introducing the CPD column and Physiofindings. (There are also a few things I wish I’d done differently!)
     
    It’s been a real privilege to gain a better insight into the wonderful work physios do. Unlike nurses, the role of physios is less well understood by the public.
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  • 4 Jun 2018 - 8:50am
    Of course clinical issues are what makes all our members tick. Our cover feature looks at the amazing recovery one patient is making after a car crash, thanks to physio. What better illustration of the...
  • 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.
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  • 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...
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