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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 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...

  • 29 Sep 2014 - 12:03pm

    You may know you improve your patients’ lives, or help with their mobility or function. But putting an exact figure on what that means financially is difficult.

    On 1 October, many CSP members are going to be involved in local initiatives to celebrate Older People’s Day. It’s all part of our bigger campaign to demonstrate that Physiotherapy Works.

    To coincide with the day, the...

  • 15 Sep 2014 - 3:14pm

    Many of you are facing challenges in your workplace as your organisation struggles to provide the best quality services on a tight budget. In this climate, it’s so important to know how to respond to that pressure: to adapt and survive.

    So the launch this month of the first CSP Physiotherapy Works Locally event, in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, was timely (page 10).

  • 1 Sep 2014 - 12:14pm

    For those of you starting out on your physio career and reading Frontline for the first time, I hope this will be the start of a long relationship with the CSP. As the shop window of all that’s great in physiotherapy, ...