CSP responds to latest NHS performance figures

Investing in community services is the only way to reduce delayed discharges and get people home quicker, says CSP

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CSP director of practice and development, Natalie Beswetherick

Natalie Beswetherick, director of practice and development at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said:

‘The record number of delayed discharges shows that winter pressures are biting even earlier – and even harder – this year.

‘These figures come on the back of recent concerns about a cash and beds crisis in residential care.

‘Keeping people in hospital for longer than they need to be takes an enormous toll on patients and their families, and costs the NHS money it can ill afford.

‘Investing in community services, including physiotherapy, is the only way to reduce delayed discharges, save the NHS money and get people home quicker.’

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For further information please call the CSP press office on 020 7306 1111, email pressoffice@csp.org.uk. Out of hours please call Jon Ryan, head of press and PR, on 07917 091200, Ben Wealthy, senior media advisor, on 07771765172 or John Millington, PR and social media officer, on 07766 994141.

1. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the UK’s professional, educational and trade union body. We have more than 52,000 members, including chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

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