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Physiotherapy crucial to safe and effective hospital care, says CSP

CSP press release published on 22 January 2014

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has commented on the Health Select Committee's recommendations about safe staffing levels across the health and social care systems.

Phil Gray, chief executive of the CSP, said:

“Physiotherapists, along with doctors, nurses and other health professionals, are crucial for keeping people safe in hospitals and helping them to recover quickly.

“It is vital the Government and health service managers recognise this important role and ensure there are sufficient numbers of physiotherapy staff to provide safe and effective care.

“This extends to the community setting, where physiotherapists deliver services, such as falls prevention programmes, that keep people out of  hospital in the first place and help them to live independently at home.”

For further information 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, senior media officer on 07917 091200.

ENDS

Notes to editors

  1. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the UK’s professional, educational and trade union body. We have more than 52,000 members, including chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

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