The CSP and the Community Rehabilitation Alliance (CRA) achievements on rehab

The CSP is committed to leading the movement for rehabilitation, championing physiotherapy and influencing for positive system change to ensure that everyone’s Right To Rehab is realised.

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Across the UK, the CSP has achieved much, both individually, but also by working closely with partners from the Community Rehabilitation Alliance, which the CSP convenes and co-chairs.

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In England, achievements include:

In Scotland:

In Wales:

  • There have been numerous rehab policy announcements,  demonstrating that campaigning by the CSP is proving effective.
  • £30 million investment was announced to improve people’s chances of living at home independently.
  • The All-Wales community rehabilitation best practice standards were launched, and reflect closely the CRA's best practice standards.
  • The CSP has developed close ties with the health minister in Wales, resulting in her attendance at a CSP Right To Rehab event in Cardiff Bay in summer 2023.
  • There is acknowledgement from the health minister that rehabilitation and the physiotherapists have a key role to play in the future sustainability of the NHS.
  • The CSP Wales team has attended Plaid Cymru, Labour, and Conservative party conferences to represent physios, the profession and push the right to rehab investment message. 

In Northern Ireland:

Following the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly election, the CSP, working in partnership with others, has been engaging with key political stakeholders to drive the rehab and recovery agenda forward. 

Prior to the elections, the alliance in Northern Ireland worked hard to influence party manifestos, securing support from key candidates. 

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