Got something to say? Why not write about it for Frontline, asks Ian A McMillan.
Have you got a burning issue that you'd like to share with 56,000 colleagues up and down the UK? It could be a project you have been working on, a fresh insight about your practice that's rekindled your passion in your profession, or an incident at work that made you feel so frustrated that you could explode. If this sounds like you, why not have a go and write something for Frontline?
We rely on CSP members to tell us what's going on in physiotherapy and many of you contact us every week to tell us what you are doing. Though not every idea will make it on to the pages of the magazine, we really appreciate every communication we receive. We are a fairly small team of journalists and putting a fortnightly magazine together and preparing news items for the CSP website takes up most of our time.
But we also like getting out and about as much as possible in response to invitations to attend events and visit services. Of course, we can't write everything that's published, Indeed, it would be rather dull if we did because you are the ones who know what's really going on. So why not email us a letter for the Comment pages (of, say, up to 250 words) or a column for the Views and Opinions pages (either about 320 or 450 words)? You can also get in touch if you'd like to review a recently-published book on a topic that's in your speciality, perhaps. Shorter pieces of writing are often a surer way to get your work published than tackling something more daunting as your first attempt.
As regards the longer articles, or features, that appear in Frontline, we are always on the lookout for submissions that will spark readers' interest and perhaps offer ideas they can try out in their own clinical practice. While very few physiotherapy staff are involved in large-scale research studies, and the findings from these are more likely to appear in peer-reviewed publications such as Physiotherapy, we think that claims made in articles should be backed up by evidence and key references, where this is appropriate. If you have something to say, please get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
AuthorIan A McMillan deputy editor, Frontline
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