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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 15 Jul 2013 - 12:31pm

    As you’ll see from several news stories in this issue, CSP members are doing a brilliant job - not just winning awards, but raising the profile of physiotherapy by demonstrating how much the profession has to offer.

    It’s also a time for awards in the communications field.

    Here at Frontline – and all our other communications with you via the CSP website, iCSP, Twitter and...

  • 1 Jul 2013 - 3:18pm

    Those are the words a physiotherapist used when Frontline asked her to sum up what it felt like to be working on the day the NHS was born, 65 years ago.

    Of course, the late 1940s were a more stoical time and healthcare workers, like everyone else, had...

  • 18 Jun 2013 - 3:35pm

    With more than 800 members taking part – the highest number yet – it was a wonderful opportunity to showcase what physio staff are good at: motivating people to go that extra mile.

    The day helps members to trumpet the ‘get moving’ public health message.

    Whether you were in an NHS hospital encouraging your chief exec to take part, out in a factory urging workers to get...

  • 3 Jun 2013 - 3:14pm

    Not that I’m tired of London or tired of life. Just that it’s nice to get a fresh perspective on things now and again.

    Last week I visited an amazing physio team in Glasgow.

    Surprisingly, the sun shone (a rare occurrence anywhere at the moment) and there was a real sense of ‘can do’ enthusiasm in the air.

    With a strong commitment at national level to tackling...

  • 13 May 2013 - 3:30pm

    As with any reorganisation (and the NHS has seen many of them over the years) it means new titles, new bodies and new agendas.

    But – if you play your cards right – it can also mean new opportunities. The first challenge is to find your way around the new influencing bodies.

    It’s a minefield, especially if you’re trying to develop public health projects, where the...

  • 29 Apr 2013 - 4:29pm

    Women, it says, have borne the brunt of the cuts to the public sector workforce. Nearly three times as many women as men have become long-term unemployed in the last two and a half years – 103,000 women compared to 37,000 men.

    As the Fawcett Society report points out, a failure to address this issue will create an even more ‘female unfriendly’ labour market.

    So what’s...

  • 16 Apr 2013 - 12:10pm

    The closing date for entries is just a month off, so if you’ve not yet decided what you might do to get involved, put your thinking caps on now!

    As Mr Selbie explains in our interview, one of the key priorities for England’s new public health body is to help employers encourage their staff to make healthy choices.

    It’s a key priority for the CSP too – not only with...

  • 19 Mar 2013 - 12:49pm

    Straight Talking

    I was saddened to read that the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health has reservations about my Twitter account – @gussiegrips – to promote pelvic floor awareness (Talkback, 20 February).

    I’d like to reassure the association that my tweets are entirely evidence-based.

    The feedback I have from patients is...

  • 19 Mar 2013 - 12:41pm

    Access to references is covered under the Data Protection Act 1998. 

    Your employer does not have to provide you with a copy of a reference they have written about you as it is exempt from the act. 

    However you can request a copy from the receiving organisation. 

    In most circumstances they are obliged to provide the reference, a substantial part of it or a...

  • 18 Mar 2013 - 5:51pm

    An amazing number of debates were held over the two days.

    You’ll find more reports at: www.csp.org.uk/arc

    The subjects ranged from the shortage of rotational posts to the impact of service redesign on musculoskeletal services.

    As the NHS in England embarks on yet another reorganisation, the meeting was...

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