Editor's comment: fast focus

Whatever your faith, or even if you don’t have a religious belief, I hope you’ll find the article about Ramadan of interest (page 16).

It highlights how some CSP members who are Muslim observe this period in their religious calendar by fasting, as well as by focusing on spirituality and good works. 
The members adapt their work to meet the demands that fasting can put on their bodies, talk about the tiredness they feel towards the afternoon, and the measures all physios can take to help their Muslim patients who may be fasting during this time. 
Understanding where someone else is ‘coming from’ can surely only help to reduce misunderstandings about the differences within our communities and allay many people’s fear of the unknown.
At the moment many members ponder the UK’s future outside the European Union. 
If you’re wondering what Brexit could mean for you and your job, do check out the CSP’s statement on the EU referendum at www.csp.org.uk/brexit 
Meanwhile our feature on page 30 is a timely reminder of the role that reps play to help members in the workplace.
Their experiences show that this is not only about representing others but about how taking on such a role can build confidence and help your professional development.
Could it be something you might be good at?
  • Lynn Eaton  managing editor Frontline and head  of CSP member communications eatonl@csp.org.uk
Lynn Eaton managing editor Frontline and head of CSP member communications

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