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Editor's comment: Let’s innovate

Innovation is a recurring theme in this issue of Frontline. From the article on new technology and apps through to the Three minutes feature with CSP professional adviser Stuart Palma, it’s clear that CSP members are at the forefront of developments.

A casual conversation on Twitter gained Stuart an ’in’ with the lead for NHS England’s innovation programme. He was then offered a fellowship to help integrate allied health professionals (AHPs) into the programme. Stuart Wildman’s innovation, covered in the new technology article, took a different route: he launched an app for musculoskeletal physios interested in ultrasound.

Innovation of another sort comes in the shape of CSP award-winner Jean Driscoll, a physio who leads Dundee’s community rehabilitation team. Her remit is to prevent patients being admitted, or readmitted, to hospital, and to promote swift discharges if a hospital stay is needed. Physios work alongside other allied health professionals and ‘help one another out’.

Helping one another out is what physios do best. For those of you moved by the plight of refugees crossing the Mediterranean this summer, take a look at our article on page 12. The authors, Laura Treacy and Peter Skelton, are part of the CSP’s Adapt professional network for international health and development. Their article will help you decide what is the most appropriate way to help. 

  • Lynn Eaton, managing editor Frontline and head of CSP member communications eatonl@csp.org.uk

 

 

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