National webinars on the physio support workforce

The CSP is hosting six free events throughout 2021 aimed at associate members, chartered members and non-member support workers working in physiotherapy.

These webinars will cover a range of topics, and provide learning and development on workplace and professional issues. 

Each event will be hosted by a country board or regional network and this page will be updated once registration opens. 

So save the dates, spread the word and bookmark this page.

Support worker scope of practice – what does this look like and what are the differences at each level?

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021, 7.30pm

Purpose of the workshop

For associate members /physio support workers to be able to:

  • distinguish the differences in scope of practice at different levels of support worker roles
  • appraise the suitability of tasks, activities and responsibilities that might be undertaken in different roles 
  • appraise current working practices to clarify role boundaries.

For chartered members to be able to:

  • distinguish the differences in scope of practice at different levels of support worker roles
  • appraise the suitability of tasks, activities and responsibilities that might be undertaken in different roles
  • appraise current working practices to clarify role boundaries.

Host

The workshop was hosted by the Yorkshire and the Humber regional network.

Delegation master class – understanding accountability, responsibility and supervision in practice

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021, 7:30pm

Purpose of workshop

For associate members /physio support workers to be able to:

  • outline the legal, regulatory and professional frameworks that underpin delegation in physiotherapy practice
  • outline good supervision and support practices that ensure delegation is safe and appropriate
  • review the appropriateness of delegation in own workplace.

For chartered members to be able to:

  • outline the legal, regulatory and professional frameworks that underpin delegation in physiotherapy practice
  • outline good supervision and support practices that ensure delegation is safe and appropriate
  • appraise governance practices and determine any improvements required
  • review delegation practices to ensure support staff are working at the height of their scope of practice.

Host

The workshop was hosted by the North East regional network.

Watch the recording

Access the presentation slides here:

Delegation slides set 1
Delegation slides set 2

Working with students – the support workforce’s role and value in supporting the next generation

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021, 7:30pm

Purpose of workshop

For associate members /physio support workers to be able to:

  • outline what makes a great student placement
  • define what and how support staff can contribute to student placements within their scope of practice
  • determine what actions to take to fully engage in student placement support.

For chartered members to be able to:

  • outline what makes a great student placement
  • define what and how support staff can contribute to student placements within the scope of various roles
  • determine what actions to take to fully engage support workers in student placement support.

The workshop was hosted by the East Midlands regional network.

Watch the recording 

Presentations 

  1. Amy Parkes, Lecturer Practitioner in Physiotherapy, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust/ University of Central Lancashire 'Delivering Training in Practice' 
  2. Claire Fordham, CSP Professional Adviser - Workforce and Education 
  3. Georgia Jones, 3rd Year MMU Student Physiotherapist and Community Support Worker

Are you in the right Band? – Job evaluation and how to seek support

Date: September 2021

Purpose of workshop

For associate members /physio support workers to be able to:

  • describe the rationale and process of local job evaluation
  • identify the differences that determine how roles are banded
  • outline what to do if you feel the role you are being asked to fulfil is in the wrong band.

For chartered members to be able to:

  • describe the rationale and process of local job evaluation
  • identify the differences that determine how roles are banded.

The workshop will be hosted by the South East Coast regional network. Book your FREE place here - https://banding.eventbrite.co.uk

New horizons – what’s possible for the support workforce beyond Band 4, the art of the possible

Date: October 2021

Purpose of workshop

For associate members /physio support workers to be able to:

  • outline how and why it is possible as a support worker to work in a role above Band 4
  • describe circumstances in which a support worker role above Band 4 might be beneficial to a service
  • outline the knowledge, skills, attributes and experiences required to work as a support worker above Band 4.

For chartered members to be able to:

  • outline how and why it is possible as a support worker to work in a role above Band 4
  • describe circumstances in which a support worker role above Band 4 might be beneficial to a service
  • appraise where higher level support roles could benefit your service.

Host

The workshop will be hosted by the Wales country board. More details to follow, watch this space!

Coping in clinical practice during COVID-19  – the unique impact and challenges for the support workforce & valuing their contribution

Date: November 2021

Purpose of workshop

For associate members /physio support workers to be able to:

  • describe the support worker contribution during COVID   
  • outline the particular challenges for support workers during COVID
  • define a way forwards to overcome on-going challenges and capitalise on new opportunities.

For chartered members to be able to:

  • describe the support worker contribution during COVID   
  • outline the particular challenges for support workers during COVID
  • appraise options to overcome on-going challenges and capitalise on new opportunities for the support workforce.

The workshop will be hosted by the East of England regional network. More details to follow, watch this space!

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