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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 1 Jun 2015 - 2:08pm
    Many of you will be looking forward to a summer holiday. This year, I’m taking an ‘austerity break’. Rather than jetting off to southern Europe, I’m walking along the Thames Path in stages, starting at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich last Christmas Eve. The next leg is Maidenhead to Pangbourne (not even half way yet). 
    Wish me luck with reaching the river’s...
  • 18 May 2015 - 2:23pm
    So, we have a new, majority government in Westminster. And the UK’s political landscape is looking very different from this time last year. What will it all mean to physio services and physiotherapy staff? And to your patients?
    The CSP will continue to campaign on your behalf with the four key messages used in the lead up to the election: fair pay; fewer falls;...
  • 18 May 2015 - 2:14pm

    Sudden blow

    I am a retired paediatric physiotherapist, and in June 2014 was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive, untreatable lung condition, after a wait of six months. This was a devastating blow as my husband has severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and I was his carer. Now we are mutual carers! 
    The diagnosis...
  • 5 May 2015 - 12:23pm
    The CSP played a significant role in the proceedings, as our Physio Findings column outlines. And, as the World Confederation of Physiotherapy’s outgoing president, Marilyn Moffat, said: ‘We all have a responsibility to make the world better for those we serve.’
    That’s true...
  • 13 Apr 2015 - 3:23pm
    About 150 CSP members gathered at the Curl sports centre in Aberdeen last month. It would be hard to think of a more appropriate fitting venue for an awareness-raising Physiotherapy Works event in Scotland. Not only did the sport of curling originate in Scotland, but the setting also gave delegates opportunities to watch groups of older competitors playing games on the ice during delegates’...
  • 16 Mar 2015 - 1:04pm
    But, as chief executive Karen Middleton told the CSP’s annual representative conference in Manchester, being a political football is of no help to anyone. 
    Of course – as you’d expect – delegates spoke about their pay, jobs and working conditions, whether in the NHS or elsewhere. In high-quality debates, they voiced concerns at working unpaid overtime and...
  • 2 Mar 2015 - 1:26pm
    We like to stay within our comfort zone. A familiar routine; reliable group of close friends; even going to the same holiday destination each year. We like to know what to expect in an otherwise chaotic world.
    But sometimes we must challenge ourselves – either because we seek a fresh approach to our lives, or perhaps because we’re forced to by changes in our home...
  • 16 Feb 2015 - 5:40pm
    We don’t always have the time (or energy) to make the big changes in our work or life that we’d like to. Nor can we all be a James Dyson or Steve Jobs, dreaming up endless new inventions.
    But there’s always time to make little adjustments to what we do – those slight changes in direction that make a small but significant difference.
  • 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...
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