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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 15 Feb 2016 - 1:48pm
    Do you remember the first time you rode a bike? As a toddler I loved the thrill of riding on the cross bar of my dad’s bike.
     
    Then I got my own bike for Christmas and remember wobbling along on stabilisers before I learnt that, if I went fast enough, I could manage without them. 
     
    Eventually I took to the road and now – many years...
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  • 1 Feb 2016 - 12:46pm
    The 3 Feb issue of Frontline offers some examples of CSP members who have taken on leadership roles – not least Claire Madsen, who appears on the cover.
     
    Many books have been written on – and careers made by people who...
  • 18 Jan 2016 - 12:48pm

    It was a classic pre-Christmas move. If you’ve bad news, issue it at a time when most people are thinking of Christmas parties, presents and mince pies.

    So, on 23 December, the CSP found out that Health Education England (HEE) planned to cut the number of government-funded physio student places for the 2016-17. They will fall by 104 places – 6.7 per cent – from 1,543 to 1,439....

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  • 18 Dec 2015 - 4:35pm

    Your Christmas tree is back in the loft (or at the recycling centre) and you will be thinking of the year ahead.

    New year brings a new start. Holidays perhaps? Maybe a new job? Or even a house move?

    We hope you’ll continue to find Frontline a valuable resource – whatever your plans. It’s the CSP members’ magazine and aims to give you insights into the physiotherapy world in the...

  • 1 Dec 2015 - 2:00pm
    But the prospect of any Christmas presents for the physiotherapy profession – particularly those members working in the NHS – looks slim.
     
    As Frontline went to press the government had just announced spending plans for the NHS in 2016-17.
     
    The good news is we’re going to see the money promised for NHS spending arrive a little sooner...
  • 16 Nov 2015 - 12:52pm
    Not something she does every day and a huge opportunity to promote the profession on a national stage.
     
    ‘So what?’ you might say. ‘What difference does it make to me in my job?’
     
    Members are working in extremely difficult times, particularly those in the NHS, where austerity measures are beginning to impact on the level of service they...
  • 2 Nov 2015 - 12:34pm
    There are 6.5 million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older family member or friend. Both the number of people providing care and the hours spent caring have increased sharply over the last decade.
     
    With the growing demands of an ageing population living longer, often with long-term conditions, and pressure on social care...
  • 2 Nov 2015 - 12:27pm
    ‘Let’s ban the phrase: “I’m only a physiotherapist”.’
     
    This plea came from CSP chief executive Karen Middleton at last month’s Physiotherapy UK event.
     
    So what is it about the profession that makes so many describe themselves as ‘only’ a physio? It’s not something you’d hear a doctor or a nurse say, is it? Yet, Karen said she frequently...
  • 2 Nov 2015 - 12:19pm

    Nordic delights

    This autumn, I and another physiotherapy student were privileged to have a clinical placement in northern Norway. A new initiative, an Erasmus exchange between Brunel University London and the University of Tromsø, spoilt us with studying under the northern lights – a distinctly different pace of life to placements in the UK’s capital. 
     
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  • 19 Oct 2015 - 1:11pm
    For some it’s about attending events like the CSP’s annual conference in Liverpool in the coming days (16-17 October). If you can’t make it, you’ll be able to read more about it in the next issue of Frontline, along with an interview with the incoming chair, Catherine Pope.
     
    But as Sue Rees steps down as chair of CSP council, it’s a chance to reflect on all that’s...
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