The CSP East Midlands Regional Network hosted an event on Saturday 16th November for local CSP members keen to learn how to increase the visibility of physiotherapy, building strong relationships for engaging stakeholders and communities.
Highlights of the event included presentations from Angela Shimada and Grace Pearn on the Derbyshire and Lincolnshire AHP Council and how developing as key ways for AHPs to have system wide influence.
The delegates also heard from Euan McComskie, CSP Health Informatics Lead, on how to influence through data.
Euan invited all CSP members who are interested and involved with any aspect of digital physiotherapy and informatics to join the Digital and Informatics Physiotherapy Group (DIPG) for support and sharing on championing how digital and informatics can improve physiotherapy services.
Susan Ritchie led a two-hour workshop on visibility, connections and networking. All CSP members can access Susan’s free resources on www.susanritchie.co.uk and social media commentary from the event can be found online using #boldvisibility.
The Regional Network is also offering ‘influencing’ money for CSP members based in the East Midlands who would like to take part in influencing activity to promote the physiotherapy profession. To apply for this ‘Influencing Award’ email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Chappell, CSP Campaigns and Regional Engagement Officer, shared some of the resources available to all CSP members to help them influence decision makers. They included the santa themed #NeverTooLate video and the new Print on Demand service where CSP members can access free, professionally printed and customised print materials.
The CSP’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJ584ZcmJSyzF8VE8Zyy2A
The Print of Demand service https://www.csp.org.uk/networks-campaigns-influencing/campaigns/custom-print
Catherine also shared news of the new iCSP Influencers Network and invited all CSP members who are interested in hearing more about influencing and share experiences with other physio staff to get involved by visiting www.csp.org.uk/icsp/influencing
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