Mid Essex cuts plan strongly opposed by public
Proposals in parts of Essex to cut physiotherapy services for people with common conditions like back and neck pain are overwhelmingly opposed by people in the county, new polling reveals.
MP demands deadlines in wheelchair provision
An urgent review should be carried out to ensure people with neuromuscular conditions get rapid access to the wheelchairs and other equipment they need, MP Rachael Maskell has said.
CSP launches ‘one-stop shop’ for cardiorespiratory physios
A resource developed by the CSP could help physio staff working with people with cardiorespiratory conditions to alleviate some of the winter pressures on the health service.
CSP policy aims to increase student places
The CSP has pledged to campaign to secure more training places for physiotherapy students in England, as government plans to introduce tuition fees gather pace.
CSP reps win annual awards
Three CSP reps were in the limelight at the society’s annual awards on 11 December.
Palliative rehab team wins award for ‘empowering’ patients in the community
A project led by a physiotherapist based at an east London hospice has won the ‘innovation in volunteering’ category at Hospice UK’s 2015 Awards.
NHS physio patients in Wales are to get virtual consultations
Within the next five years, NHS patients in Wales will be able to book physiotherapy appointments online, have virtual consultations with physios and receive exercise reminders digitally.
CSP Charitable Trust co-funds research to improve arthritis care
Physiotherapists can apply for awards from a £1 million fund for research that will improve the quality of healthcare services for people with arthritis.
CSP Wales welcomes £20m more for intermediate care
A £20m boost for intermediate care funding across Wales will create opportunities for investment in physiotherapy, the CSP’s policy officer for Wales has said.
Kylie Minogue sends Christmas message to physio-led team of Pacific rowers
Pop star Kylie Minogue has sent a festive message of support to a physio-led team of four women who are rowing from America to Australia.