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CSP welcomes focus on community services

CSP press release published on 4 March 2014

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has responded to the publication of Sir John Oldham's review of health and social care.

Prof Karen Middleton, chief executive of the CSP, said:

“We welcome the Oldham report’s recognition that community services are crucial for keeping people well.

“Too many people end up in hospital for avoidable reasons, which is expensive for the NHS and costly for the individuals involved, especially those who become unable to live independently as a result.

“Community services, such as physiotherapy, allow people to leave hospital quickly and continue their rehabilitation at home.

“Just as important is the role of community based physiotherapy in preventing unnecessary admissions in the first place through services like falls prevention programmes and ongoing support for people with long-term conditions.

"More community support is urgently needed to keep people living both independently and well into later life.”

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, senior media adviser, on 07917 091200 or Laura Boyd, PR and social media officer, on 07766 994141.

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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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