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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 5 Nov 2012 - 3:12pm

    Will this affect my pay increment?
    Yes it can do.

    Although an NHS employer has the discretion to take previous work into account it is not obliged to do so.

    You can be placed back at the bottom of the relevant pay band and your increment date changed.

    Pay is an issue that you should negotiate at the job interview stage.


  • 5 Nov 2012 - 3:04pm

    Over 150,000 people were at the London march and there were also events in Glasgow and Belfast.

    Organising action like this isn’t straightforward, nor is it done lightly.

    The CSP knows that the vast majority of its members are unlikely to be able to reschedule their busy lives to take part in such events.

    But just because you weren’t able to be there, it...

  • 22 Oct 2012 - 3:46pm

    In May this year, my area – Leicestershire – launched its procurement invitation on the NHS Supply2Health website.  

    I have always had great working relationships with local GPs, delivering well-respected services to NHS patients from our private practice.

    This led me to believe that any qualified provider (AQP) might offer our practice the opportunity to extend...

  • 22 Oct 2012 - 3:18pm

    Caroline Harbord and Elizabeth Steele joined other Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust staff whose photo appeared in the 3 October Frontline (page 12).

    While the post has been agreed, no appointment has yet been made for Allied Health Professional representation on the new NHS Commissioning Board (In Perspective, 19 September, page 22).

    Due to confusion regarding an email message, the...

  • 22 Oct 2012 - 3:15pm

    Yes! All members who are employed by an organisation that recognises the CSP have the right to be elected as a safety rep or steward.

    This includes associates and rotational staff.

    However, CSP members with a significant responsibility for managing staff should carefully consider the potential conflict between their duties as a manager, and their role as an elected...

  • 22 Oct 2012 - 3:12pm

    West country plea

    Twenty NHS trusts in south west England have each invested £10,000 to set up a pay cartel to look at reducing pay and eroding terms and conditions in the area.

    Twenty eight ‘staff cost reduction potential opportunities’ (their words not mine!) have been highlighted in a cartel document.

    These include reducing pay, reducing annual leave,...

  • 22 Oct 2012 - 3:05pm

    But to hear it from someone who has been to hell and back, and wants to thank you for helping her reach her 29th birthday, is far from being an everyday experience.

    Katie Piper’s address at this year’s CSP conference was – as we’d expected – inspirational.

    Those of you who read her story in a previous Frontline (page 16, 19 September) will know what horrors she went...

  • 2 Oct 2012 - 1:39pm

    From a physio-led dance class for people with Parkinson’s through to a relatively new area of practice: reflex therapy.

    Demonstrating that such novel interventions offer real benefits to your patients is key.

    The CSP is, for instance, working at the moment on Europe-wide guidance about appropriate interventions around Parkinson’s, which is due out soon.


  • 28 Sep 2012 - 3:55pm

    failed to point out that Alex Neil’s appointment as Scottish health minister was the result of first minister Alex Salmond’s reshuffle.

  • 28 Sep 2012 - 3:49pm

    A place in the toolkit

    I write in response to the Viewpoint column ‘Energy medicine is giving alternative medicine a bad name’ by Mark Clemence (Frontline, 1 August).

    The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine (ACPEM) is a recognised professional network in the CSP’s therapeutic skills alliance. It is a forum for discussion...

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