The CSP is working to secure the best outcomes for both patients and staff alike in Greater Manchester following the devolution of health powers.
Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester is the five-year plan and STP that sets out aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the area.
We believe that physiotherapy can play a central role in achieving the aims of the plan by:
- providing additional capacity in primary care
- helping people live independently in their own homes
- preventing falls
- supporting fitness for work
- reducing deaths from cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular disease.
Read more about these and other benefits in our briefing: Physiotherapy: buzzing with ideas for Greater Manchester.
Giving physio staff a voice
At the same time, and as a trade union, we have been involved in ensuring physio staff have a voice through suitable partnership arrangements. We are also seeking assurances on employment standards and protections for NHS services and funding. To this end, the CSP continues to work closely with the TUC and other health unions in ongoing high level meetings with decision-makers.
What you can do as a member
Members who are likely to be affected by the proposed changes should contact their regional steward if it is about NHS workplace terms and conditions.
If you work outside the NHS and have concerns, or if you wish to provide any other feedback, please contact the CSP enquiries by phone on 020 7306 6666 or email email@example.comTaking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester is the five-year plan and STP that sets out aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the area.
Physiotherapy is central to achieving these aims:
- Providing additional capacity in primary care
- Helping people live independently in their own homes
- Preventing falls
- Supporting fitness for work
- Reducing deaths from cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular disease
CSP in Greater Manchester – an important stakeholder
The CSP represents 2,286 members in Greater Manchester, including registered physiotherapists, support workers and physiotherapy students.
The CSP is committed to working with commissioners, providers and community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Greater Manchester.
We'd love to hear from colleagues in the area on any aspect of these developments. Contact the CSP's Policy Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.