Bosses sign recognition deal with physios at leading neuro hospital

The CSP will represent more than 30 physiotherapy staff at a highly specialist neuro hospital in south west London.


Royal Hospital head of HR Anthea Besser: 'Physiotherapists are a vital part of our workforce'

A deal signed with the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in Putney, the oldest independent hospital and medical charity in the UK, is the latest in a series of recognition agreements.

Connect Physiotherapy, Healthshare and the Percy Hedley Foundation all finalised deals with the CSP in the past six months.

The RHN is a charity but is integrated in to the public health system, taking NHS patients. The CSP joins Unison and the Royal College of Nursing as the first trade unions to be recognised by the RHN since it was founded in 1854.

CSP senior negotiating officer Penny Bromley said: ‘We’ve spent over a year getting it right. The RHN has been very open to union involvement and we’ve built a good positive relationship.

‘We have a lot of work to do because as a charity the RHN is not covered by Agenda for Change. We’ll be working together with RHN management and members to achieve positive outcomes for physiotherapy staff.’

The hospital’s head of human resources Anthea Besser said: ‘Physiotherapists are a vital part of our workforce and we are pleased to have worked with the CSP to achieve official recognition status.

‘Working in partnership the RHN and CSP will develop the specialism of physiotherapy to ensure it evolves to meet changing patient needs, and that staff are part of this exciting journey.’

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