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Report reveals ‘the painful truth’ for patients living with long-term pain in Northern Ireland

News item - Posted on 12/02/2014

12 February 2014 People in Northern Ireland living with long-term pain want better access to regular physiotherapy, according to a ...

MS Society calls for end to treatment lottery

Frontline article - Posted on 30/04/2013

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are seeing their access to physiotherapy and other vital treatments determined by where they live, according to a new report from the MS Society. ...

Disability cuts will hurt children

Frontline article - Posted on 17/03/2011

Reductions in disability benefits could limit children’s access to NHS services, said CSP delegate Lauren Woolley, a Leeds children’s physio. ...

Physiotherapy could ease chronic pain

Frontline article - Posted on 17/01/2011

But of the 1,200 with chronic pain who responded, only 23 per cent had been referred to a specialist. The national healthcare ...

Exercise referral scheme is cutting costs in Wales

Frontline article - Posted on 29/11/2010

A national exercise referral scheme is proving a cost effective method of managing chronic diseases, a randomised controlled trial of the scheme has shown. ...

Web access is a physio hit

Frontline article - Posted on 29/11/2010

A pilot in Suffolk giving access to physiotherapy services via a web page has proved such a success it is being rolled out throughout the county. ...

Large number of unmet needs for stroke patients

Frontline article - Posted on 15/11/2010

Stroke patients face ‘long waiting times for physiotherapy’ said Jon Barrick, chief executive of The Stroke Association, at a recent London conference. ...

Welfare shake up overlooks early intervention

Frontline article - Posted on 15/11/2010

Neglecting to invest in early intervention services that would prevent people needing long-term sickness benefit is a scandal, said CSP chief executive Phil Gray. ...

Welfare reform a missed opportunity, say physiotherapists

Press Release - Posted on 11/11/2010

11 November 2010 Employers should be made to do more to keep staff off benefits ...

'Untold scandal' overlooked on incapacity benefit, say physiotherapists

Press Release - Posted on 21/10/2010

21 October 2010 Government must consider early intervention ...

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