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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 7 Apr 2014 - 10:13am

    When I was a child my grandmother had a stroke, paralysing her right side. Previously an active woman in the local community, she moved in to live with us for the three years before she died from a heart attack.

    Our dining room became her bedroom, her commode was in the corner. She would sit in an armchair most of the day, reading or watching the birds in the garden.

    Despite...

  • 17 Mar 2014 - 10:08am

    Rather than everyone in the NHS getting a one per cent pay increase, it will now only go to those at the top of their band. The rest will not receive any rise to reflect inflation.

    This follows years of pay restraint in the NHS and comes at a time when everyone is struggling with increased prices – for energy, food and for transport.

    Not everyone works in the NHS but, as...

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  • 3 Mar 2014 - 3:46pm

    What more positive news could you want than to read about Melanie Thomas, whose ‘can do’ approach, along with that of her multi-disciplinary team, helped drive a clinic’s success?

    Sadly, less positive news comes from the National Audit Office about personal independence payments (page 8).

    That people with disabilities are being forced to wait so long for their payments...

  • 17 Feb 2014 - 4:24pm

    Exciting, not just because of the quality of debate and ideas (and from all accounts these were exceptional), but because it gives a sense of where the physiotherapy profession is going.

    The pictures tell the story: a group of bright and attentive CSP members who are eager to shape the future of their profession by being active members of their society.

    Do you remember...

  • 3 Feb 2014 - 2:11pm

    For the first time, the society has a woman and a physiotherapist as its chief executive.

    Ms Middleton brings many attributes to the post – an in-depth knowledge of how the political machine works, experience as a leader, lecturer and public speaker, and a background as a CSP steward, to name but a few.

    You can find out more about what makes...

  • 20 Jan 2014 - 12:56pm

    It’s that physiotherapy works!

    Others outside the profession sometimes need convincing.

    Physiotherapy may be much younger than medicine or nursing, but it, like them, now has a firm evidence base.

    The challenge now is to let others in on our secret.

    You are well-trained, effective clinicians who are committed to making a contribution to the health and...

  • 23 Dec 2013 - 12:10pm

    More time at the gym? More time with your friends or family? Or maybe you’re planning to volunteer overseas?

    You might also be thinking about how you will approach your work in the year ahead.

    As the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) embarks on its biennual re-registration process, many members will no doubt be wondering how they will demonstrate their...

  • 2 Dec 2013 - 4:30pm

    It’s a grey, dark and cold day here in London as we put the latest Frontline to bed.

    But there’s plenty to be cheerful about in this issue!

    From our celebration of all that’s best in physio, with our coverage of the CSP’s awards ceremony (page 17), through to a feature on outgoing chief executive Phil Gray that charts some of the key the changes at the society over the...

  • 18 Nov 2013 - 4:26pm

    One of Sue’s big priorities over the next two years is to listen to you, the CSP members.

    Traditionally, getting your voice heard in the CSP has entailed attending meetings and committees, but the growth in social media means it has never been easier to have your say on the issues raised in Frontline – without leaving your home or workplace.

    Over the last two years we...

  • 4 Nov 2013 - 2:42pm

    One article looks at the work of a physio providing rehabilitiation in countries which are far less well off than ours (page 16).

    Another discusses the challenges for physios who trained overseas and are now seeking recognition in the UK (page 22).

    For anyone who has taken...