Independent practitioners

This network section brings together all relevant resources for CSP chartered members working in the independent sector (either self-employed or as a partner or business owner). 

You will find the latest Covid-19 guidance and developments for the independent sector on our coronavirus pages.

Benefits of CSP membership for independent practitioners

Whether you’re a business owner or work fully or partly on a self-employed basis, CSP membership is for you. 

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Physio First

Physio First is a specialist professional network recognised by the CSP.  The special interest group represents self-employed physiotherapists working in independent practice.

Find out more about Physio First
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Professional Liability Insurance (PLI)

We’re here to protect you, should you need it.  All practising chartered members, including those working in the independent sector, are covered by the CSP PLI scheme subject to T&Cs.

Find out what’s covered under the CSP PLI scheme
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Workplace support

We're here to support you. Chartered members working in the independent sector have access to legal services, advice and representation.

Find out more about workplace support
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Professional support and advice

We’re here to guide you.  If you have a question or concern, our confidential Professional Advice Service is here to help. Run by a team of experienced physiotherapists, we understand the issues you face in practice.

Find out more about professional advice and support
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Governance support

We’re here to empower you. To help members make decisions in areas of governance, we’ve worked with Physio First to develop guidance specifically for the independent sector.

Find out what governance support is available
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The essential guide to working in independent practice

This open access eResource brings together the key considerations when setting up your own business or working in independent practice.

Find out more about moving into independent practice
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Practice-based learning

Practice-based learning (PBL) is a high-priority agenda. We are focussed on increasing the provision within the independent sector to ensure the future workforce is well rounded and fit for the future.

Take a look at our PBL resources
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Independent practice in the news

The latest news and Frontline articles for members working in the independent sector.

Read the latest news and articles
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CSP advice on insurance rates

The CSP is concerned that small business owning members are facing rising costs but these are not being recognised by insurers.

The increased use of online appointments has not reduced the fixed costs many independent practitioners face.

Read our statement on insurance rates
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Focus on Private Practice

Keep up to date with the latest industry developments affecting private practice by signing up to the CSP’s newest bulletin, 'Focus on Private Practice’. This quarterly update will cover the key issues and topics that matter to you.

Sign up to receive the private practice email bulletin
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