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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 29 Apr 2016 - 4:17pm
    You may not have experienced a serious mental illness yourself, but you will have known what it feels like to be demoralised by insensitive comments from a colleague, angry at a manager who shows little interest in your work or had a sleepless night before a difficult appraisal. 
    Tom (not his real name) is a...
  • 11 Apr 2016 - 11:52am
    Tried manoeuvring a person in a wheelchair up a kerbstone or worried that running on a badly paved street might lead to a twisted ankle?
    Our environment, whether that’s the transport we use, streets we walk along, or how our homes are designed, can help or hinder our health and wellbeing – and that of our patients.
    An article on page...
  • 14 Mar 2016 - 1:21pm
    And it comes as NHS England released a statement by chief executive Simon Stevens, saying that NHS staff should have access to physiotherapy in their workplace. 
    From April, the statement said, hospitals and other providers of NHS care in England will for be eligible for additional funding of up to £600 million country-wide to improve the support they offer...
  • 29 Feb 2016 - 2:13pm
    A week, as they say, is a long time in politics. By the time you read this, the European Union (EU) debate may well be receiving a lot less airtime and media coverage than when we went to press.
    But the elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – along with London and a third of district councils in England – are just around the corner. And then there’ll...
  • 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...
  • 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....

  • 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...
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