The CSP is its members and the pandemic has certainly highlighted how we’ve all come together as one
Members have supported each other and CSP staff have been on hand to guide and advise across a number of different channels.
Local workplace contacts, reps and stewards, the professional networks, Enquiries Team, Professional Advice Service, regional networks, Council members and senior negotiating officers from our union services have all been on hand to support you. And there’s been a lot of contact!
Technology has come to the fore with an abundance of webinars, podcasts, iCSP and daily coronavirus bulletins offering timely, and comprehensive guidance.
We’re all still together as one CSP whatever comes our way next. Keep an eye on the coronavirus hub for the latest updates to PPE, re-opening services, private practice, workplace and employment FAQs, vaccine, test and trace and much more.
And it’s especially important to stay connected with each other. Continue to support each other through one of the 60 member forums on iCSP, keep in touch with your regional network or country board and tweet, like and follow us on social media @thecsp.
Physio staff and physio students are by nature good at looking after others but remember to look after yourself too!
Check out our ‘Taking care of your mental health page’ for some ideas.
‘After attending the private practice matters webinar, I felt reassured hearing the information being provided and the thorough and detailed answers to the varied questions raised. There was a definite sense of “togetherness” and great to know that the CSP and Physiofirst are working together to support us. I certainly feel during this whole Covid-19 situation that I’ve been getting value from being a member of both organisations!’ Rebecca Kier, MSK private practitioner, Bedford
‘I have joined in several webinars and podcasts and the CSP staff have been really helpful and knowledgeable. The weekly updates are very useful and the profile for physiotherapy is high. My daughter commented to me that she has seen lots of items in the news about the importance of physiotherapy.’ Chris Manning, senior lecturer, Kingston University/St George’s University of London
‘I found the online advice extremely useful and look forward to the next edition of Frontline too which, I understand will have valuable resources within it.’ Sue Pope, SO1 rehab plans and head of cadre army physiotherapy, Department of Defence Rehabilitation
‘I had a peer support session with a member in NHS Lanarkshire - a positive connection made through Twitter conversations - to share experiences of delivering neuro rehab in the community through the pandemic.
We chatted about many things and the great collaborations there have been with the professional networks and activist members together with CSP staff was clearly supportive, very much a one CSP approach.’ Katie Wilkie, neurological rehabilitation outpatient team, Edinburgh. CSP Council member
Members appreciate all the support and guidance from @thecsp responding quickly to ensure we all have the access to updating guidelines. New ways of working for everyone #inthistogether#memberledLorraine Allchurch, assistant therapy practitioner The Dudley Group NHS Trust
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