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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 15 May 2012 - 3:52pm

    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 - 2:27pm

    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 - 3:56pm

    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 - 9:37am

    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 - 1:40pm

    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 - 2:01pm

    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 - 2:04pm

    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...

  • 17 Jan 2012 - 3:40pm

    Making a recommendation on the next step will not be easy for the committee. And, with such strong feelings on NHS pensions, it will also be a difficult decision for every CSP member working in the NHS.

    At a time of belt tightening all round, do members have the will to take further strike action? Or is a more realistic option to accept what’s on the table – and live to fight...

  • 23 Nov 2011 - 12:09pm

    While it is encouraging to see discussion generated around seven-day working in physiotherapy services (‘Downside of seven-day working’, Talkback, 19 October), the tone of that letter about Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust (GSTFT) was disappointing and contained some incorrect assumptions.

    The term ‘added luxury’ implies that the resourcing of the seven-day service at...

  • 22 Nov 2011 - 5:59pm

    That 66 per cent of our members working in the NHS or related social enterprise companies turned out to vote about their pensions is a sign of just how important this issue is to so many of you. It was one of the highest turnouts for any union considering industrial action.

    But as the figures came in from the Electoral Reform Society, showing that a massive 86 per cent of you...

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