At the moment maybe you are feeling anger, confusion and betrayal by the government’s no jab, no job legislation. This is relevant to Physiotherapists in the UK who work in environments that provide CQC services.
You may also be feeling very betrayed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, who haven’t stood up against this legislation strongly enough, or spoken out more in support of clinicians who don’t believe this vaccination is necessary for them to do their job, and are concerned about the consequences of this for personal and patient health and ethical reasons.
In addition you may be aggrieved that we are being silenced, whilst the CSP state they encourage scientific debate and discussion they are requesting we don’t enter scientific debate with regards to the vaccination, which brings up many concerns for both clinician and patient safety.
The CSP are suggesting if we do enter debates or share data or research which is not in favour of the vaccination we are risking losing our HCPC license.
I could find no evidence of the HCPC specifically stating on their website that we risk losing our license if we enter discussion to debate about the vaccination. I have contacted the HCPC for clarification, they have not replied to me yet. And I’ll update you and they do.
With regards to other professionals that are registered with the HCPC, I’m not aware at the moment of any of them having sanctions threatened to them in the way that the CSP is threatening it’s members.
If you’re thinking about what your options are longterm, one of them might be that you want to leave the CSP another maybe that you are considering private practice. One of the benefits of being a CSP member is that they provide professional liability insurance.
If you are employed
- You need professional liability insurance, there are alternative providers. You need to provide a copy to your insurance certificate to your employer
- You may wish to be part of another trade union, again there are alternatives
Self-employed of considering self employment
- The majority of independent physiotherapists practices do not deliver CQC registered services, meaning you don’t need CQC registration, and therefore vaccination. Unless you’re going to be delivering to care homes or other businesses which deliver CQC services
- You DO require professional medical liability insurance
- If it is your own practice, you DO require public liability insurance for accidents eg slip/trip hazards
- And if you employ others, employment liability insurance
Get Clear On What You Want
It is interesting to note during the health crisis the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s failure to lead the promotion of good physical health and the benefits it brings to individual’s and societies in terms of physical, mental, emotional, social and financial wellbeing. Instead the CSP seem to have been distracted with the promotion experimental vaccinations to members rather supporting the promotion of what we professionally know works.
However devalued, disrespected you may feel it is important to keep focus on what it is that you want to create longterm, and what you want your contribution to be to the creation of good health. Then you can proactively step by step start taking actions that you need to get there.
If you’re not happy with the situation, take ownership, take responsibility and start changing it, to create the outcome that you desire.
Create A Super Successful Plan
RUNNING A PRACTICE IS NOT ABOUT DOING A MILLION THINGS – IT’S ABOUT THE RIGHT FOCUS IN THE RIGHT AREAS.
To this you need a plan which is executed.
The implementation of a plan properly and professionally will deliver results. Consistently doing the right activity will deliver consistent results
With a plan properly in place, things will start to work, you will crack the rhythmic consistent acquisition of clients, and track the right things that keep you on track.
You will get:
- A copy of the same template business plan I use to organise my thoughts and ideas into an actionable business plan.
- Focus on what you need to do and what to check in on.
- Clarity on what to monitor and measure. Some things will go according to plan, some things better than plan, and some things worse than planned. Thats why knowing you numbers and where you are going matters
What are you waiting for? Get started with your plan today.