The regional networks are managed by volunteer CSP members who organise events and opportunities to connect with other physios near you.
In this short video, Katie Knapton, who is active in the South East Coast regional network, explains what she gets out of being part of the network.
CSP regional networks help members connect with others, and make the most of being part of the profession at a local level. Whether that's learning from other’s successes or challenges, promoting the profession in your region or influencing local decision-making – taking an active role in your area strengthens the profession and benefits individual careers too.
Regional networks host a variety of virtual and in-person events throughout the year on topics that are closely aligned to the profession’s strategic aims – so that members get the support, resources and inspiration they need to achieve as professionals and also for the benefit of local services and patients.
The networks also have a presence at the CSP’s Annual Representatives Conference, which enables local issues to be heard on a national platform so that CSP Council can ensure the organisation's work is aligned to the needs of members and patients.
CSP English regional networks play a key role promoting physiotherapy in the region as well as exerting influence on decisions that impact on services regionally and locally. As well as creating an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, the CSP local events give you a chance to campaign on behalf of the profession and learn some new skills to support you with influencing.
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How you can get involved
- Join our Facebook group to keep up to date with what's happening in the area.
- Attend the next in-person or virtual event or watch a recording of a previous event
- Share your ideas for an event. Get in touch if you're interested in presenting at an event or would like to promote an achievement.
- Volunteer your time to be a member of your regional network core team. Getting involved with the core team creates many opportunities and is great for your professional development.
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Katrina Mitchell, acting chair
Hayley graduated in 2017 from Southampton University and is currently on her first junior rotation at Portsmouth Hospital NHS trust working on orthopaedics. During her time as a student, Hayley was the CSP student rep to the CSP council and chair of the CSP student executive committee.
Hayley was recently selected as a finalist for the NHS England AHP student of the year award for her work at a local and national level. In addition to her role as chair, Hayley is a CSP steward at her place of work.
Emma Ryan, vice-chair
Emma Ryan is physiotherapy team leader for orthopaedics on the Isle of Wight and more recently a new to Women’s Health. She has been on ortho for over a decade, most of which was on a very busy trauma unit in Portsmouth. Emma ‘absolutely loves’ rehabilitating people so that they can have an independent, meaningful life, from major trauma. Emma has also been an on /off steward since being a junior.
CSP staff supporting the network
Mindy is part of a CSP team of staff who provide a breadth of services to members in the region covering: campaigning, clinical advice, influencing, employment relations, workplace issues and member engagement.