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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 29 Sep 2014 - 11:03am

    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 - 2:14pm

    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 - 11:14am

    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, ...

  • 4 Aug 2014 - 11:59am

    We all need a chance to recharge our batteries now and again; to take stock and to find the space, mentally, to be inspired by something new.

    For CSP chief executive Karen Middleton a visit to the Glasgow games was a real battery-charger.

    She was inspired by the goodwill of the amazing...

  • 14 Jul 2014 - 11:55am

    ‘Bright, engaging, with upbeat photos of members and... an inclusive feel’ was how the judges described it.

    Of course it’s always great to win something and the team here are delighted at the news.  But it also underlines the importance of the CSP communicating effectively with members, and in helping you, in turn, to become more involved in your society – in ways that work for...

  • 30 Jun 2014 - 2:06pm

    After conducting a painstaking comparative study in 11 developed countries, researchers based at the Commonwealth Fund in Washington DC concluded that the UK provides the best healthcare system.

    On cost – so often the yardstick used to beat the heads of managers and practitioners alike – the NHS forks out an average of £2,...

  • 16 Jun 2014 - 12:17pm

    It was a wonderful opportunity to highlight your work, while drawing attention to the need for workers to take a break and get some exercise.

    You can look at a selection from the 230 or so events that took place on 6 June on pages 16 to 17.

    Those of you on Twitter will find more photos by checking out: #workoutatwork.

    I got involved in a circuit training...

  • 2 Jun 2014 - 1:32pm

    In fact, as this magazine arrives, many of you will be preparing for this year’s Workout at Work Day (6 June).

    The day aims to make workers more aware of the need for exercise and movement in their jobs. We’ll feature some of the fantastic events in our next issue.

    Meanwhile, we’re also promoting the importance of keeping people active as they enter their later lives,...

  • 6 May 2014 - 10:32am

    While none of us would seek to celebrate an event like war, this milestone does, however, give us an chance to mark  an important step in the creation of the physiotherapy profession.

    As our article on page 24 shows, soldiers returning from the battlefield received physical therapy from what were then known as masseuses.

    How the profession has changed since: just...

  • 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.