On the outside looking in… is physiotherapy still the poor relation in the healthcare family?

Despite a GP recruitment crisis and recent Junior doctors strikes the governments response to easing pressure in general practice is to create doctors assistant positions and ignore the call from the CSP to place MSK physiotherapists as first contact practitioners in primary care. Instead the government will axe over 100 physiotherapy training places. A back … [Read more…]

Is the CSP’s anti-austerity campaign leading the profession down an ideological blind alley ?

I have a letter published in the latest edition of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s Frontline magazine. The letter requests a follow up article and in depth analysis of how a NHS team at St Mary’s Community Health Campus, Portsmouth managed to reduce their physiotherapy waiting times from 12 weeks to 2 weeks by working … [Read more…]