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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 3 Jul 2012 - 2:21pm

    Though the part of the building earmarked for the physiotherapists was still something of a work in progress, it’s clear that the physios have a much larger treatment area than any of the other healthcare professions on site.

    They will certainly have their work cut out. We learned, for example, that there will be 50 physios on duty a day, with 25 on each shift.

    What’s...

  • 19 Jun 2012 - 2:24pm

    For anyone wondering what the CSP does for you, the coming weeks should help set the record straight.

    In fact, it sometimes feels as if the CSP is doing so much, it’s difficult to sift out the key ‘take home’ messages for our members.

    But one thing we do know is that you want us to promote the profession to the general public and to ensure commissioners recognise the...

  • 6 Jun 2012 - 3:08pm

    An accountant, she had motor neurone disease and had used a wheelchair for 10 years.

    She provided the case example I needed for an article about a pilot project in Hampshire enabling social services clients to buy their own care.

    Rather than relying on council staff to get Margaret up, help her wash, prepare her meals, and (often at some ridiculously early hour to suit...

  • 15 May 2012 - 2:52pm

    It gives a new perspective and we return to our work refreshed.

    I recently attended a Women in Business networking event at The Guardian’s headquarters in London.

    The speakers were the chief executive of the Royal National Institute of Blind People, the Whistles clothing chain chief executive, the founder of the Mr and Mrs Smith weekend break guide and the woman who set...

  • 30 Apr 2012 - 1:27pm

    In the background was a massive support network, including a team of 80 physios in the final straight as well as 100 others dotted along the route.

    Having spoken to the two lead physios at the event – Susie Jones and Sue Gaastra – it’s clear that both were overwhelmed by the support from, and professionalism of, the physio volunteers who took part.

    Although...

  • 4 Apr 2012 - 2:56pm

    It comes – more by luck than anything – within a week of the Health and Social Care Bill becoming law in England.

    The CSP has been working on two fronts over the last 18 months – on the one hand, trying to fight implementation of the bill, on the other trying to prepare members for the impact it will have on services currently provided within the NHS. With the bill now law, it’s time to...

  • 21 Mar 2012 - 8:37am

    Frustrating, when so many of you are struggling to make savings all year, in line with budget constraints.

    Those of you in the independent sector might not have the same kind of budget issues: you work day in, day out, with a knowledge of your business's income and outgoings. But you know things are getting tough.

    As the European economy looks increasingly fragile, many of the...

  • 6 Mar 2012 - 12:40pm

    Whether you’re helping a patient back to their normal job after an injury, taking part in a gruelling physical event to raise funds for a charity, or trying to run your own business, your sheer vitality shines through.

    At the moment, despite all the gloom, there are many opportunities out there, whether you work in the NHS or independent sector, it’s up to you to seize them.
    ...

  • 14 Feb 2012 - 1:01pm

    What better time than this to look at an issue raised by members at last year’s annual representative conference: the difficulties for people who don’t feel they can be open about their sexuality in their workplace.

    Imagine how it might feel to be bowled over by a new relationship, yet not to be able to talk openly about it?

    Or to have a relationship breakup yet not feel you can...

  • 30 Jan 2012 - 1:04pm

    In the first month of 2012, the society has already been juggling a number of key issues for members.

    Top of the list is the continuing pensions dispute.

    The industrial relations committee met last month to agree how best to consult members on the next step. (See news page 8.)

    A series of meetings is currently taking place around the country to gauge NHS...

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