Our history

CSP history

Founded by four nurses in 1894, the CSP was awarded its Royal Charter in 1920 and has become the profession's leading membership organisation in the UK.

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Historical resources

Further resources are featured here for anyone wishing to delve deeper into the history of physiotherapy and a quick steer for those engaged in family history.

We regret that we are not able to undertake family history research. However, you are welcome to book an appointment to visit the CSP Learning Resource Centre to access historical materials which may be of interest.

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A WWI nurse and patient