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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 19 Jul 2016 - 1:55pm

    When CSP’s vice-chair of council Philip Hulse was knocked flying from his bicycle by a careless car driver in 2014, he suffered head and leg injuries requiring a four-month absence from work. Philip turned straight away to CSP solicitors Thompsons in order to begin the process of making a personal injury claim. 

    ‘Thompsons were there for me right from the start,’ he said. ‘They...

  • 19 Jul 2016 - 8:53am

    A casual conversation on Twitter gained Stuart an ’in’ with the lead for NHS England’s innovation programme. He was then offered a fellowship to help integrate allied health professionals (AHPs) into the programme. Stuart Wildman’s innovation, covered in the new technology article, took a different route: he launched an app for musculoskeletal physios interested in ultrasound.


  • 4 Jul 2016 - 11:05am
    It highlights how some CSP members who are Muslim observe this period in their religious calendar by fasting, as well as by focusing on spirituality and good works. 
    The members adapt their work to meet the demands that fasting can put on their bodies, talk about the tiredness they feel towards the afternoon, and the measures all physios can take to help...
  • 4 Jul 2016 - 10:29am

    I am very fortunate to visit CSP members most weeks and when I was invited to visit the physiotherapists working on the Western Isles, I did not hesitate to accept – not least because marking the UK map in my office with a pin that far up and that far across was quite impressive!

    I am going to be quite honest with you, I was a little prejudiced about what I expected to find. Living in...

  • 15 Jun 2016 - 8:47am
    Having said that, they have had some attention in recent years in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal. The closure of many long stay learning disability hospitals in the 1980s and 90s was supposed to usher in an era in which people lived with much greater independence and autonomy in the community.
    While great strides have been made in the interim in many...
  • 31 May 2016 - 10:59am
    As some feature articles in this issue show, there are opportunities out there for CSP members to grasp, working in primary care settings.
    In Stirling, two physios are based in a GP practice, part of a pilot by Forth Valley Health Board. And a similar scheme runs in Grangemouth, near Falkirk. They already allow doctors to spend more time with patients with non-...
  • 16 May 2016 - 10:28am
    For example, there’s our cover feature on advances in therapies in a special school and an update on the wins for trade unions in the bill that’s just passed through the...
  • 29 Apr 2016 - 3:17pm
    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 - 10:52am
    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 - 12:21pm
    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...
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