Physical therapists are essential for physical therapy in the NHS and we need to do everything we can to keep them here.
The UK has one of the highest rates of physical therapists in the world, but it is not getting enough physical therapists.
The NHS needs to invest in their training and training is one of our main needs, but our physical therapists are the people who need to be here.
We have a large workforce, but the number of physical therapy jobs is being cut and we have so many people in our profession who are struggling.
That’s why I’m calling on the Government to make it easier for people to get their physical therapists to work in the country, so they can have more time to see their families and friends.
We need a physical therapists who are able to get to work when and where they need to.
We also need to invest the right support to ensure that the physical therapist has the skills and the experience they need.
That includes training, support, and access to support networks.
What we need from the Government The Government has committed to ensuring that physical therapists can work in Britain and that we have the right professional skills to help our patients.
We know that many of our physical therapist apprentices are struggling and need support.
That is why I have put forward an offer to the Government that will provide them with the training and support they need so that they can be here in the United Kingdom when they need us.
This will also give them the skills they need for a job in the physical therapy profession and a job where they will be able to support their families, work with their families in a safe environment, and give back to the community.
There are also some skills that the Government needs to ensure are available in the profession: training and access To ensure that physical therapy is safe and secure, I am putting forward a proposal to introduce training and other support for physical therapists that will give them a safe, secure training environment and will provide support for them to help patients.
Training and other training will include physical therapy as well as occupational therapy, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapy assistants.
I want to make sure that this support is available to people in their home country who may be facing challenges in their physical therapy career.
This would also give physical therapists the experience and knowledge they need when working in the home, helping to support those who are already struggling in their career.
Access to support network The Government also needs to make training and education easier for physical therapist students to access and to support them when they are applying for a post.
This could include the provision of online training and online support, as well a mentoring scheme for students who need support in their careers.
As well as training and supporting, the Government also has to ensure support to students who are working in their local communities, or who are attending a vocational school.
That means making sure that students who want to be a physical therapy apprentice are able, through their schools, to access support and training to help them become more prepared to practise.
For example, the National Physical Therapy Council has set up a specialised website where students can get support and information about physical therapy.
That could be available to students in schools and other specialised care places as well.
There will also be training for teachers to help students become more confident in their job.
And, as part of the apprenticeship scheme, teachers will be allowed to take on extra training so that the next generation of physical therapist graduates are ready to work for the health service.
That will mean that more of our graduates will be ready to take up their roles in the public sector and the health care sector in the future.
The Government must also make sure physical therapists have the skills that they need in the workplace and to help the NHS deliver high-quality physical therapy services.
That can only be achieved by ensuring that all physical therapists know how to work safely and efficiently.
The Physical Therapy Board of the Association of Physiotherapists and Surgeons is urging the Government not to go it alone with the introduction of training and the introduction by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
That would only further the privatisation of physical therapies and it would be a disastrous mistake.
The Association of Physical Therapists is calling for a national scheme for physical practice to support physical therapists, and to ensure we have support systems in place for those who wish to work.
I would urge the Government in this regard to follow the advice of the National Association of Boards of Physical Therapy and to look at ways of improving our training.
There is an enormous amount of demand for physical medicine and allied health services in the British public sector, so I would also urge the Minister to listen to the views of the profession and ensure that all of our training needs are met, and that all employers have the support they are entitled to in the industry.
The Royal College of Surgeons of London has called on the government to include physical therapists into the apprenticeships scheme.
That should include training, mentoring