Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 56,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and associates.
Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession’s largest membership organisation. Queen Elizabeth II is Royal Patron.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s stated aims are to:
- lead and support all members in developing and promoting high quality innovative patient care
- protect and further advance the interests and working lives of its members
- raise the profile of the profession and awareness of the benefits physiotherapy offers in preventing ill health, increasing independence for people with long term conditions, and rehabilitation after illness and accident.
The Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
This regulatory body oversees the work of Chartered Physiotherapists and many other healthcare professions.