Letter from the Chair of CSP NI Board: August 2019

The Northern Ireland board leads and represents the profession in Northern Ireland, promoting excellence in physiotherapy and influencing healthcare policy.

Dear CSP Northern Ireland Member,
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about the exciting activities that the NI Board of the CSP have been busily working on to promote our profession, to provide educational opportunities for members and to help us be more accessible and responsive to you. 

Upcoming Events in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland CSP Board is currently planning a series of free events, which will take place in different locations across the province in the next 12 months.

The first event ‘Shaping the Future of Physiotherapy, the Western Perspective’ aims to engage and support all CSP members in the Western area, and will take place in Londonderry, in the Waterfoot Hotel on Wednesday 7 October 2019, 5.30pm to 8pm.

The event will update on national and local strategies and aims to support those seeking physiotherapy opportunities locally.

There will be a range of presentations from local practitioners, about topics including first contact practitioner (FCP) roles, recruitment, recent innovations and strategies in service provision, fast track career pathways and council roles. The Board will also be providing a complimentary evening meal.

To be kept up to date and to book your place visit the Eventbrite link (Please note that this event is open only to CSP members who live or work in the western area.)

Free Conference place – Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

The NI Board of the CSP work closely in collaboration with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. We are offering two tickets, and a contribution towards the cost of accommodation and travel, to the ISCP conference to be held in Dun Laoghaire on 8 and 9 November 2019. The conference will focus on emerging trends within physiotherapy nationally and internationally. 

To avail of this opportunity please forward your name, contact details, CSP Membership Number and a 300 words email outlining why you would like to attend to Siobhan MacAuley. Please note that the closing date for applications is 8 September 2019.

We are always really keen to hear from our members and your ideas and opinions are really important to the NI CSP Board. Please follow us on Twitter @NICSP1 or contact me directly by email. 

Siobhan MacAuley,
Chair, Northern Ireland Board of the Chartered Society Physiotherapy 

General Information about the CSP NI Board and Meetings

Meeting Dates

Board meetings during the rest of 2019 will be held at Musgrave Park Hospital on the following dates:

  • Monday 9 September, 2pm to 5pm.

  • Monday 2 December, 2pm to 5pm

Board Officers

  • Chair: Siobhan MacAuley
  • Vice Chair: Deirdre Winters
  • Treasurer: Gillian Bingham
  • Communications officer: vacant

Minutes of meetings

Minutes of recent Annual General Meetings (AGM) are available, on request, by emailing Hilary McErlean.