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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 18 Feb 2013 - 4:20pm

    ‘Friend or foe?’ was the question.

    I was horrified to hear about the abuse that some women who have placed themselves in the public arena – by writing blogs, or making comments on the web – have been subjected to.

    Sadly, most of that abuse comes from men.

    It left me wondering quite how far we’ve progressed to ensure that women have equal rights in our...

  • 5 Feb 2013 - 4:33pm

    Level Playing Field

    It was disappointing to see an advertisement for an unpaid internship masquerading as a letter in Frontline 23 January (‘Situations vacant’).

    There are several problems with this. The first is that it devalues the role of research. If the research and product of the research is considered important it should be paid for.

    The second...

  • 4 Feb 2013 - 3:52pm

    There are, of course, many teams around the UK that deal with falls, particularly among older groups of people.

    One of the reasons why the team in Westminster came to our attention was that its data on outcomes were sufficiently robust be able to show how effective the service has been.

    That has been key to the team winning commissioning contracts.

    Team...

  • 21 Jan 2013 - 4:07pm

    The response has been a long time coming but Lord Freud, the minister for welfare reform, has accepted the review’s proposal for an independent assessment service to advise employers on supporting staff returning to work.

    This should offer exciting opportunities for physiotherapists, especially those working in occupational health.

    It could also open the door for many...

  • 4 Jan 2013 - 3:29pm

    The latest face cream will smoothe away your worry lines or a new gadget will transform your life. Not forgetting that new gym pass that will keep you fit.

    Well, now Frontline is asking you to make an easy new year’s resolution: to keep in touch. That may sound a little daft – the sort of thing you might say to a friend you don’t see that often or a relative you only see at...

  • 3 Dec 2012 - 1:17pm

    And what better way to end the year than with a celebration of all that’s best in physiotherapy?

    You’ll find details of all the inspirational physios who have done so much for the profession in our spread on the CSP awards ceremony (pages 18-20).

    I met many members at the event and was struck – as ever – by how reticent many of you are about promoting yourself and the...

  • 20 Nov 2012 - 4:12pm

    I’m an east Londoner. I trained at Royal London hospital and the University of East London, and live in Hackney.

    So I knew from the moment I heard the words ‘and the 2012 Games go to...LONDON’ that this was going to be an important personal experience, but also potentially the pinnacle of my physio career.

    My role – lead physio for Paralympics GB – was to ensure every...

  • 20 Nov 2012 - 12:38pm

    If you were to describe your ‘unique selling proposition’ – the one thing that only you can offer your patients – it would be your skills in helping to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

    You’re a ‘uniquely skilled physiotherapist!’

    But the idea of ‘selling’ your services, particularly if you work in the NHS, has been...

  • 5 Nov 2012 - 4:12pm

    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.

    If...

  • 5 Nov 2012 - 4:04pm

    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...

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