Our online hub brings together all relevant resources for CSP associate members and support workers in one place.
You will find the latest guidance on your role, working practices, and some of your frequently asked questions in our Coronavirus content.
See how Associate members and other support workers are making a difference in practice and hitting the headlines; and watch our film #ThinkingDifferently.
Your vital role
Support workers make a significant contribution to patient care and services. We challenge inaccurate myths, and believe governments, policy makers and leaders should be doing more to grow and develop their physio support workforces.
The support worker code of conduct
You have a responsibility as a healthcare worker to conduct yourself professionally. This includes everything from how you manage relationships with colleagues, patients and families, to your use of social media
Support worker scope of practice
To be effective in your role and to ensure you undertake appropriate tasks, activities and responsibilities, it is important you understand your scope of practice as a support worker.
Physio support worker career framework
We understand how difficult it is to navigate career development as a support worker.
We have developed a guide which brings together all relevant information across the UK and will help you to map your development and see how you might progress in your career.
As a support worker at any level of practice, you will always work under the delegation of a registered healthcare professional. Understanding the principles of delegation is critical to ensure you work safely and effectively in your role.
Learning and development
As a healthcare worker you have a responsibility at all stages of your career to keep your knowledge and skills up to date. There are numerous CSP resources to support you, including how to plan, structure and capture your CPD
We have a range of briefings that help you to understand everything from how you are covered by your CSP insurance to your responsibilities around consent and record keeping.
Workplace support and guidance
As an Associate member you are entitled to access our full range of trade union guidance and support, including through your steward or CSP rep if you have an employment issue or concern.
Your voice in the CSP
There are so many ways for Associate members to get involved in the CSP community including through our numerous networks,support worker reference groupand our Council. These opportunities enable you to raise your profile and that of your peers and will contribute to your personal development.
2021 associate – support worker CPD webinars
Free to all CSP members, we are hosting 6 events throughout the year on the physio support workforce.
CSP position statement on optimising the contribution of the AHP support workforce
The CSP has joined a coalition of 13 other organisations asking policy makers, employers, workforce planners and AHP leaders throughout the UK to value the AHP support workforce.
This includes a call to action to provide consistent and sustainable funding for AHP support workers’ education and training.
The coalition has also committed to work together on this agenda in order to strengthen their voices and their influence.