Update from the CSP
You may be aware that the CSP has received a complaint from the Privy Council regarding the misuse of use of title, ‘Chartered Physiotherapist’. The nature of the complaint is the addition of a speciality descriptor between the words ‘chartered’ and ‘physiotherapist’ by some CSP members.
The Privy Council have informed the CSP that this is misuse of title and must be stopped.
I’m requesting on behalf of CSP Director, Natalie Beswetherick, that you please circulate the article below to members of your professional networks. Published in Frontline today, the article explains to members how and why they should be using the title ‘Chartered Physiotherapist’ correctly. I should note the misuse is not reported to be from a particular speciality of CSP members.
A complaint from the Privy Council must be taken seriously and your support in this is much appreciated.
Recent updates relevant to MSK health and Work
- Musculoskeletal Health Toolkit for Employers: Business in the Community has partnered with Public Health England to produce an online interconnected suite of toolkits to help employers support the mental and physical health and wellbeing of their employees. The Musculoskeletal health in the workplace toolkit was produced in collaboration with ARMA. The toolkit covers a range of areas to guide employers, including on how MSKs can impact work, the management of conditions in the workplace whilst also highlighting relevant knowledge and training.
- Wider Determinants of Health Fingertips Tool: Public Health England published Wider Determinants of Health, a tool to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The purpose of the tool is to bring together local indicators and resources about the wider determinants of health. It is designed to draw attention to the broad range of individual, social and environmental factors which influence our health. One of the indicators that will be published for the first time in the Wider Determinants of Health data tool is work-related illness.
- Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions report: Arthritis Research UK published a report in partnership with the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England on Monday 13 March. The report states that by becoming more physically active, many people with musculoskeletal conditions can reduce pain and improve their quality of life and independence. This could potentially mean that more people are able to work and rely less on the health service. Although the report focusses largely on physical activity it acknowledges the wider societal costs of MSKs including the number of working days lost and how employment rates are affected as a result of the conditions.
After an engaging and thoroughly enjoyable Study day in Manchester we are pleased to announce that the presentations are now available for all to access. Please click here to access this document. Sign in is required.
The much anticipated FCE Toolkit is now available to members. In addition keep an eye out for upcoming training that will support the toolkit.
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The next edition of the Autumn journal is out now.
New resources from the CSP
A new information paper promoting Fittness for Work is now available. Click here to access this
Council for Work & Health update
The Council for Work & Health have just released the Executive Summary of a new document outlining the future workforce planning for the Occupational Health industry. Please click here to access this. The full report can now be found here
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