CSP welcomes payments for healthcare workers' bereaved families
The CSP has welcomed the government’s announcement that the families of NHS and social care workers in England and Wales who have died after contracting coronavirus will receive a £60,000 payment. But it cautions that further effort is needed to protect frontline workers and to ensure that bereaved families are spared additional distress.
New resources to encourage physical activity with patients
The CSP has developed a set of resources to help physio staff support patients’ physical activity and self-management during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Small businesses and the self-employed need financial support, CSP says
CSP is part of a coalition that is urging the government to provide financial support to self-employed professionals and small businesses, who may be struggling to keep afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Remembering Neil Black MCSP
The CSP is saddened to learn that our member, Neil Black, former performance director for British Athletics, died earlier this month.
A moment to remember lives lost to Coronavirus
With the unsurprising theme of Coronavirus, this year, International Workers Memorial Day will focus on remembering those who have lost their lives after contracting COVID19 whilst working.
CSP calls for government to grant visa extensions to physiotherapy staff
Physiotherapists, physiotherapy support workers and other health professions must be included in the government’s new automatic visa extension scheme, the CSP says.
Help for discharged patients at risk of inactivity
The CSP has produced resources for discharged patients and those who are looking after them.
CSP Scotland COVID-19 Members' Meeting Summary
On Wednesday 15th April 2020, CSP Scotland staff held a virtual meeting for members in Scotland on the impact of COVID-19 in physiotherapy.
PPE guidance: CSP continues to advise members not to compromise their own safety
Last Friday (17 April), Public Health England released guidance on the use of PPE in extreme circumstances, including the potential re-use of some items. The CSP is clear that the guidance on which PPE to use has not changed: the new guidance should only be used if there is an extreme shortage of PPE locally.
Physiotherapy in the news - Covid-19 coverage
The contribution of physiotherapy staff during the Covid-19 crisis has been featured in numerous media outlets and reached millions.