CSP President Baroness Ilora Finlay has spoken on behalf of the Society to Parliament, delivering a poignant tribute to our late Patron Her Majesty the Queen.
Speaking during two days of tributes that were heard in the Houses of Commons and Lords, Baroness Findlay told Peers and MPs who had gathered from all parties that:
'The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy had the honour of having The Queen as our Patron since 1953, its charter having been granted by her grandfather King George IV in June 1920.
'Every year of those 69 years, she sent her official royal greetings to our members to mark our Annual General Meetings.
'In 2020, the Centenary of our Charter, she particularly noted the vital contribution of physiotherapy staff in response to the Covid pandemic.
Every year when, as President, I read out her message, the uplift in the room was palpable
'It was affirmation by her. An affirmation of physiotherapists, who are focused on the service of the health of the nation - her subjects - who all felt, and indeed knew, that she deeply appreciated their important role.'
Watch the full video of her speech below:
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