Scotland’s physios urged to contribute to NHS guidelines

The CSP is encouraging members in Scotland to raise the profile of the physiotherapy profession in clinical guidelines for NHS services.

A guide on the society’s website shows how physio staff can contribute to evidence-based guidelines while they are being developed by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).

Carley King, CSP professional adviser, said: ‘It’s important for physiotherapy staff to engage with SIGN so that the guidelines produced are of the most use and relevance to their profession.’

The CSP’s ‘how to’ guide recognises that individuals or membership group will not be able to contribute to every SIGN consultation. It suggests nominating an individual in a team or organisation to take on the role of engaging with SIGN if this is the case.

Ms King added: ‘If you want to discuss your ideas on engaging with SIGN, email

  • SIGN’s updated guidance on managing chronic heart failure, published in March, includes recommendations on prevention, exercise and drug therapy.

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