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Bradford physiotherapy team wins prestigious award

CSP press release published on 22 November 2013

Recognition for improving patient services

A team of Bradford physiotherapists has received a prestigious award for introducing in-home treatment to patients.

The Therapy Early Supported Discharge Team, from the Bradford Royal Infirmary, picked up the accolade at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's (CSP) Annual Awards, held today at the Hotel Russell in London.

The team was responsible for three pilot schemes in elderly care, orthopaedic settings and medical wards, which have enabled patients to be treated in the primary care setting of their homes while still receiving the same level of care they would as an in-patient.

Reducing in-patient stays has saved the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2,315 bed days in one year and reduced re-admission rates significantly.

Sue Rees, chair of Council at the CSP, said:

'The CSP awards recognise physiotherapists who show innovation and excellence to provide even better services for patients.

'The Bradford team has shown true innovation by treating patients with a range of conditions, including those recovering from knee and hip surgery, spinal and joint injuries, post-stroke and other neurological conditions, in the comfort of the their home. This award is richly deserved.'

The event is sponsored by Elsevier, worldwide publishers of science and health information.

For more information on the CSP awards or a photograph, visit: www.csp.org.uk/awards.

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

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Note for 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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