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Double-win for Dundee physio at national awards

CSP press release published on 22 January 2009

Irene Pullar, a chartered physiotherapist from Dundee, has won two professional awards from the CSP

Irene, 48, who works at King’s Cross Health and Community Care Centre, won CSP awards for her Achievement of Excellence in Enhancing Patients’ Experiences of Physiotherapy Treatment (professional nomination) and Achievement of Excellence in Improving Service Delivery.

Janice McNee, a colleague of Ms Pullar’s, said: “Irene has played a major role in developing our service for patients struggling with continence problems. Irene’s input and imaginative approach ensure patients are seen closer to home and more quickly. Her work has played a big part in reducing consultant waiting times from five months to only three weeks!

“Irene’s introduction of early morning appointments allow working women to receive treatment without having to explain absence from work to their employers. She has also helped many ethnic minority women, who previously felt too embarrassed to talk about their symptoms through an interpreter, by developing patient information and DVDs in a variety of languages.”

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Awards 2008 celebrate the achievement of chartered physiotherapists who are delivering excellent services to patients, pushing the boundaries of practice, and engaging in research to the benefit of the profession. The awards were presented on 24 November 2008 at a ceremony held at the Hotel Russell, London.

ENDS

Notes to editors

1. For more information, please call the CSP press office on 020 7306 6616/6163. Out of hours call 07795 564240.

 

2. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 49,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.

3. NHS referrals to physiotherapy can be gained through your GP, or you can contact your local NHS physiotherapy department, to find out how you can get an appointment. Alternatively, find a private physiotherapist near you at www.physio2u.org.uk

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