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CSP responds to NHS England report

CSP press release published on 11 July 2013

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has responded to a new report from NHS England that looks at how the health service can meet future demand and address a funding blackhole.

Sue Browning, deputy chief executive of the CSP, said:

“Commissioners are responding to the funding crisis in the NHS by cutting services and jobs, but it doesn’t need to be this way.

“Better funding of community services, such as physiotherapy, will keep older people and others with long-term conditions out of hospital and living independently at home.

“It will also reduce the appalling numbers of people who are left in hospital longer than they need to be because there are no suitable community services to discharge them to.

“This important adjustment of priorities to focus on prevention and self-management could save hundreds of millions of pounds to help the NHS as it confronts its enormous financial challenge.”

For further media information about the CSP please call the CSP press office on 020 7306 1111, email pressoffice@csp.org.uk. Out of hours please call Becca Bryant, head of press and PR (job-share) on 079172 40819, Jennie Edmondson, head of press and PR (job share) on 07786 332197, Jon Ryan, media and PR officer on 07917 091200 or Paul Marston, media and PR officer, on 07766 994141.

 

ENDS

 

Notes to editors

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the UK’s professional, educational and trade union body. We have more than 51,000 members, including chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

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