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CSP Wales welcomes pay award for physiotherapists

5 July 2005 - 9:10am

Peter Finch, Wales-based assistant director of industrial relations, reacts to the announcement of a 3.6 per cent pay rise for physiotherapists

Commenting on the announcement by the Pay Review Body that it intends to award physiotherapists and assistants a pay increase of 3.6 per cent, Peter Finch, Wales-based assistant director of industrial relations, said:

'Given the low rate of inflation at the moment, the increase of 3.6 per cent is to be welcomed, especially when combined with the other benefits such as increasing the starting salary for new graduates, the added increments to the top of the assistant grade and the fifty per cent increase to the on-call and standby allowance.

'It represents a positive move in the short term towards paying physiotherapists and assistants salaries which reflect their value to the NHS in Wales.

'However, the CSP remains committed to ensuring the pay modernisation talks are successfully concluded in 2002, to bring salaries and a grading structure which recognises the skills our members contribute to patient care and the responsibilities which they take. 

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The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country's 38,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. Physiotherapy is Britain's fourth largest health profession after medicine, nursing and midwifery.

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