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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 16 Sep 2015 - 8:52am

    Aaron Devlin

    Last month brought some tragic news to the whole of our physiotherapy graduate class. We lost a very dear friend, and fellow physiotherapist to meningitis. Aaron Devlin and I graduated last year from the University of Ulster Jordanstown, and were both lucky enough to begin full-time posts in September. Aaron and I were both halfway through completing our master’s in...
  • 14 Sep 2015 - 3:59pm
    But before then there’s plenty more on the horizon for members.
    We know it’s important for you to keep abreast of what’s going on out there, within your membership organisation and within your profession. And we know you welcome help in promoting the value of physiotherapy to the public.
    Dip into this issue of Frontline to keep...
  • 1 Sep 2015 - 12:08pm

    Career boost

    I recently received an award from the CSP Charitable Trust towards my MSc studies. I would encourage anyone considering postgraduate study to apply as it can only enhance your career. Thanks to the trust and the assessors for giving me this award. It will make a big difference in how quickly I can finish my studies, and I’m motivated to study even harder! Visit:...
  • 1 Sep 2015 - 12:02pm
    From our interviews with the physios treating Rugby World Cup players or working at the Commonwealth Youth Games, through to our interview with musculoskeletal joint repositioning pioneer Brian Mulligan, you can rely on Frontline to keep you in the picture about your profession (see News pages and page 22).
    So many CSP members start out wanting to work in sports...
  • 3 Aug 2015 - 11:46am

    Wheel concerns

    I read the news article titled ‘Children still wait too long for wheelchairs’ (page 12, 15 July) with interest as the clinical manger of a wheelchair service and the specialist physiotherapist responsible for provision for children. 
    The aim for children, or anyone, to have their wheelchair within a day of referral is unachievable. To...
  • 3 Aug 2015 - 11:39am
    I had the good fortune to attend my aunt’s 90th birthday party the other weekend.
    Before retiring she’d worked as a care assistant in a home for children with severe learning disabilities. She now lives in a home herself – situated in a rather pleasant retirement complex in Oxfordshire. Getting older has worked out reasonably well for her, all things considered...
  • 13 Jul 2015 - 1:52pm

    Safety first

    On 20 January our wonderful friend and fellow physio Stephanie Turner was tragically knocked off her bike by a lorry on her way to her first patient of the day. She did not survive. Steph used her bike to commute to work and to carry out home visits. As a group we are still coming to terms with the loss of our amazing friend and it shook us to hear that another young...
  • 13 Jul 2015 - 1:38pm
    Just last week there were a couple of major healthcare awards ceremonies: Patient Safety and Clinical Leaders of 2015, both organised by Health Service Journal.
    It was disappointing not to see a physio listed as a clinical leader. But to win anything you have to enter. That takes time and effort (and often an entry fee).
    So why don’t...
  • 30 Jun 2015 - 12:08pm

    Forward thinking

    Back in 2005 the King’s Fund warned that the writing was on the wall for the NHS as it stood. I sensed that both nationally and locally, our profession was under threat from funding cuts and in some measure from the nursing profession. I took this message to some of our leaders who said to speak to commissioners about our essential services and a new way of working...
  • 30 Jun 2015 - 11:51am
    We’ve another packed issue of Frontline for you: pain, posture and promotion being the themes in our features (pages 24 onwards). But it was Andy Lord’s article on promoting physiotherapy that really caught my eye (page 32). 
    CSP members probably don’t like to think of themselves as a sales force. But as Andy, a CSP professional adviser and a physio, points...
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