The Impact of COVID-19 on Physiotherapists working in the Independent and Private Sectors
A significant number of Paediatric physiotherapists work externally to the NHS across the UK, in a variety of fields including private clinics, the community, charities, case management, private hospitals, education, industry, overseas & sports settings. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced this group of physiotherapists to adapt personally, as physiotherapists and as businesses.
This article aims to provide an overview of the impact on clinical practice for physiotherapists working external to the NHS, with contributions from a number of PPIPS committee members (Paediatric Physiotherapists in the Private Sector).
They hope to demonstrate the financial impact depending on the nature of employment, and to share experiences that will support clinical reflection and improve future practice