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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 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. 
  • 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...
  • 6 Oct 2015 - 3:05pm

    A firefighter’s job, traditionally, is to put out fires. And the established role of physiotherapy staff has been to provide rehabilitation after an injury.

    But as Professor Sir Michael Marmot suggests, both professions can play a key role in prevention, not just treatment.

    CSP members already work far beyond their...

  • 14 Sep 2015 - 4:59pm
    But before then there’s plenty more on the horizon for members.
    We know it’s important for you to keep abreast of what’s going on out there, within your membership organisation and within your profession. And we know you welcome help in promoting the value of physiotherapy to the public.
    Dip into this issue of Frontline to keep...
  • 1 Sep 2015 - 1:02pm
    From our interviews with the physios treating Rugby World Cup players or working at the Commonwealth Youth Games, through to our interview with musculoskeletal joint repositioning pioneer Brian Mulligan, you can rely on Frontline to keep you in the picture about your profession (see News pages and page 22).
    So many CSP members start out wanting to work in sports...
  • 3 Aug 2015 - 12:39pm
    I had the good fortune to attend my aunt’s 90th birthday party the other weekend.
    Before retiring she’d worked as a care assistant in a home for children with severe learning disabilities. She now lives in a home herself – situated in a rather pleasant retirement complex in Oxfordshire. Getting older has worked out reasonably well for her, all things considered...
  • 13 Jul 2015 - 2:38pm
    Just last week there were a couple of major healthcare awards ceremonies: Patient Safety and Clinical Leaders of 2015, both organised by Health Service Journal.
    It was disappointing not to see a physio listed as a clinical leader. But to win anything you have to enter. That takes time and effort (and often an entry fee).
    So why don’t...
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