NICE recommends a non-pharmacological approach to managing chronic pain
People with chronic pain should not be treated with pain relief medication – but should have access to group exercise programmes to help manage their condition.
Steward and safety reps complete distance learning
In a first for the CSP, more than 40 stewards and safety reps have completed their induction training via a distance learning course, developed in response to Covid-19.
CSP updates travel quarantining advice
The CSP has updated its online advice for members about quarantining, in line with new guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care.
Coming soon – the new Frontline
The August issue of Frontline is out soon.
Choose the language we should use to describe the four pillars of physiotherapy practice
A survey is underway, to ask CSP members to choose the language suggested most frequently by members who were engaged in a review, to describe the professions' four pillars of practice.
CSP welcomes new strategy to tackle obesity and promote better health
People need to change their diet and lifestyle choices in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to reduce obesity levels in the UK.
Press Release: Northern Ireland has the highest physiotherapy vacancy rates in the UK
Vacancy rates for physiotherapy posts in Northern Ireland are currently running in excess of 19% across all Trusts. In one Trust the vacancy rate is over 24%.
CSP seeks clarity on PPE guidance for physios working in non-clinical settings
The CSP is calling for the government to provide urgent clarification on PPE for physiotherapists, and other healthcare staff, who work in non-clinical settings.
Back pain and sciatica guidelines are out for consultation
A draft partial update of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2016 guideline on the assessment of low back pain and sciatica (GID-NG10169) has been published for consultation.
Ensuring equality and diversity at work – CSP launches revised toolkit
The CSP has launched an updated online equality toolkit for reps, managers and other members.