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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 16 Mar 2015 - 1:04pm
    But, as chief executive Karen Middleton told the CSP’s annual representative conference in Manchester, being a political football is of no help to anyone. 
    Of course – as you’d expect – delegates spoke about their pay, jobs and working conditions, whether in the NHS or elsewhere. In high-quality debates, they voiced concerns at working unpaid overtime and...
  • 2 Mar 2015 - 1:26pm
    We like to stay within our comfort zone. A familiar routine; reliable group of close friends; even going to the same holiday destination each year. We like to know what to expect in an otherwise chaotic world.
    But sometimes we must challenge ourselves – either because we seek a fresh approach to our lives, or perhaps because we’re forced to by changes in our home...
  • 16 Feb 2015 - 5:40pm
    We don’t always have the time (or energy) to make the big changes in our work or life that we’d like to. Nor can we all be a James Dyson or Steve Jobs, dreaming up endless new inventions.
    But there’s always time to make little adjustments to what we do – those slight changes in direction that make a small but significant difference.
  • 2 Feb 2015 - 12:50pm
    A key skill of a leader is knowing when to listen to others, and when to respond. And that’s what we’ve been doing here at Frontline, bringing you a new-look magazine.
    You’ve told us, through focus groups and feedback, that you value the magazine highly. That, because Frontline lands on your doormat, it is the most highly visible face you see of the CSP. ...
  • 19 Jan 2015 - 1:43pm
    Frontline is part of that drive, aiming to keep you abreast of your professional interests, while flagging up opportunities (and threats) and telling you what your organisation is doing on your behalf. 
    We also hope Frontline inspires you with reports of the achievements of CSP members. Those could be anything from getting research funding, or finding ways...
  • 5 Jan 2015 - 12:54pm

    With the excesses of the holidays over, no doubt you are focusing on your new exercise regime, resolutions to improve your work-life balance and ways to eke out your finances through the long month of January.

    The new year is also a chance to think about new approaches and new opportunities, as CSP council chair Sue Rees points out...

  • 1 Dec 2014 - 12:37pm

    Of course, not everyone celebrates Christmas. But, like many religious festivals around the world, it is traditionally associated with the concept of giving to people who are in need.

    My impression of physio staff is that, whatever the time of year, they are often to be found at the head of the queue whenever volunteers are being sought for a worthy cause. Thus, it will probably...

  • 17 Nov 2014 - 1:27pm

    Everyone encounters annoying behaviour every day. The bored look on the face of a member of staff at the checkout. The GP receptionist who asks personal questions about your condition in an open plan area. The bus driver who lurches to a stop, throwing you off balance.

    In a clinical setting, where illness and medical conditions are routine, a culture can develop that loses sight of...

  • 3 Nov 2014 - 11:35am

    Their aim? To draw directors’ attention to how physiotherapy can help vulnerable older people, primarily in reducing the risk of falling.

    Sadly, it’s not often that the worlds of health and social care come together in this way. But now and again there are chinks of daylight – those light bulb ‘now I get it’ moments – when the two worlds start to talk the same language.


  • 13 Oct 2014 - 12:26pm

    We’ve just come through the political conference season with glowing colours, as the item on page 12 shows. To have physiotherapy mentioned by two major parties is a coup and reflects the hard work going on behind the scenes on members’ behalf.

    Meanwhile, some of you have been celebrating Older People’s Day – as our front cover of an initiative on a London bus shows. Nothing speaks...