Professional awards

The CSP gives awards every year including Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and Distinguished Service Awards. These acknowledge the contribution made by members, and notable non-members, to advancing the profession through their outstanding contribution to and impact on physiotherapy practice.

Applications and/or nominations for our Professional Awards are permanently open. 

The Professional Awards will be presented at the CSP Annual Conference 2024, which is being held at Manchester Central Convention Complex on 11-12 October.

Click on the panels below for access to the nomination guidance and submission forms. We will use the information provided for the purpose of processing the application/nomination for an award. For further details on how the CSP uses and manages data, please see our privacy policy.

Nominations received by these dates will be considered by Panel as follows: 

  • by 24 June 2024 for consideration at the 22 July 2024 panel  
  • by 9 September 2024 for consideration at the 7 Oct 2024 panel
  • after 10 Sept 2024 at the first 2025 Panel meeting.

Please email with any questions.

Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships

a CSP fellowship badge

Fellowships are awarded to CSP Members (those entitled to use the post-nominals MCSP) who are either practising or retired physiotherapists.

Honorary Fellowships are awarded to other CSP members and may also be awarded to non-members of the CSP.

a CSP Distinguished Service Award badge

Distinguished Service Awards

Distinguished Service Awards are awarded to any CSP member, or CSP staff, who have contributed outstanding service or excellence to the CSP and its members.

Buckingham Palace

National Honours

National honours range from a Knighthood to a CBE, OBE or MBE, and are awarded twice a year by the Cabinet Office of the UK Government to individuals reaching the required standard of merit or service.

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The Roll of Honour

The CSP's Roll of Honour lists the name and date of award of all those known to have received an honour since 1948. 


Professional awards panel

The panel acts under delegated authority from the CSP Council. It judges applications/nominations for awards against set criteria and makes recommendations for awards to Council.

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