Annual Representative Conference 2022

We look forward to hosting the 31st ARC in 2022. The Annual Representative Conference (ARC) will take place on 14-15 June.

‘Workforce’ is the theme for the 2022 Annual Representative Conference. This broad theme addresses many key issues members face including work conditions, staffing levels, funding, student placements, mental health and equality and diversity. Members can influence what is debated at the Conference by submitting motions for debate.

Proposing groups are encouraged to propose up to  two motions on the workforce theme or on any other relevant issue as long as it relates to the CSP's remit as a professional body and trade union. Motions may include issues specific to physiotherapy, relating to the wider political and healthcare environment or concerning CSP members as moral and ethical agents outside of their professional responsibilities. Motions should be topical, accurate and concise, be likely to prompt good debate and be comprehensible and logical. Detailed guidance for writing motions together with the criteria for accepting them will follow soon.

What is the Annual Representative Conference?

The Annual Representative Conference (ARC) is an opportunity for the CSP’s members to meet for two days to discuss and debate matters of importance to the profession. Delegates vote on motions to propose CSP policy and action to advise CSP Council on future policies and campaigns.

What has the ARC done for the CSP and its members?

Previous ARC motions have helped to change the future of the profession:

  • prescribing rights
  • opening membership up to associates
  • injection therapy
  • affiliating to the TUC
  • leading the way in equality and diversity issues, resulting in creating the network groups
  • employing CSP policy officers and setting up CSP regional offices

Who can go to ARC?

All CSP members can go. Stewards, health and safety reps, regional networks, country boards, professional networks, students, associates and the diversity and retirement networks nominate CSP members as their representatives to attend ARC as voting delegates. Your Council members will also be there to hear the debate and listen to members.

Who are the ARC Agenda Committee?

The ARC Agenda Committee determines the business of ARC, so that the conference achieves its purpose. The committee will consider submitted motions and oversee the management of motions. 

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