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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 12 May 2017 - 3:56pm

    Pressure point

    I am part of the therapy team at Beaumont College, Scope, in Lancaster. We offer education and support to young adults with complex physical disabilities and learning difficulties. 
    The college seeks to maximise the students’ potential through varied activities. I am establishing an acupressure service at the college with the aim of...
  • 12 May 2017 - 3:49pm
    It’s set against the backdrop of the CSP’s call for 500 more physiotherapists to enter the workforce a year – part of its election agenda.
  • 28 Apr 2017 - 3:05pm

    Jargon busting 

    DBE, SLR, SOB, IRQ, NWB: we all know what they mean, don’t we? But would your healthcare colleagues understand your notes – and what about your patients?
    At BMI Healthcare we have started on an ambitious project focusing on our use of acronyms, symbols and abbreviations. We started after a coroner told us our notes could only be...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - 2:09pm
    Getting the mix right is key to a tasty end result. Too little of one ingredient and the middle will never rise, and heaven help you if the end result is burnt!
    So it was very heartening that a recent marketing survey of CSP members showed you rated your magazine as one of the main tangible benefits of being a CSP member, coming only after insurance in the...
  • 7 Apr 2017 - 3:32pm

    Physio in the dictionary

    CSP fellow Lorraine Clapham identified the ‘Clapham sign’, a stretch-sensitive contraction in the muscles of facial expression after complete denervation.This sign has now been recognised in A J Larner’s fourth edition of A Dictionary of Neurological Signs. 
    Lorraine, renowned for her work in facial nerve palsy, co-founded...
  • 7 Apr 2017 - 3:10pm
    The question is whether others share that vision. 
    Simon Stevens’ report mentions keeping older people out of hospital and, if they do have a hospital stay, getting them home sooner. And with GP numbers declining, it recognises the challenges ahead for primary care. 
    So it’s disappointing that the only specific reference to...
  • 13 Mar 2017 - 1:34pm

    Come and join us

    This year the British Geriatric Society (BGS) celebrates 70 years of improving healthcare for older people. We are passionate about working together to improve the quality of life for all those who are living longer. 
    Frailty and sarcopenia are firmly on the NHS agenda, and strength and balance training is highlighted as one of the...
  • 10 Mar 2017 - 4:24pm
    It’s not the only way of doing this, of course. The dialogue between members and elected representatives at the CSP in all four countries should be an ongoing one.
    There’s also the exchange of ideas that takes place between CSP members at meetings in your workplace, through tweets, posts on Facebook, attending events organised by country boards or your local...
  • 24 Feb 2017 - 4:48pm

    If not, do take a look at

    One of them, Joyce Williams, is a very feisty former chair of the CSP – and her blog is totally uplifting.  Even though she’s turned 80, Joyce is having a whale of a time.  She’s also got some very salutary lessons for younger...
  • 24 Feb 2017 - 4:41pm

    World of opportunity

    I recently had the privilege of travelling to Australia with a National Institute for Health Research clinical lectureship, (covering clinical and research roles). This was an opportunity to explore the current reality of service provision in my area: the long-term follow-up of patients with a joint replacement.
    The visit included...
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