Richard Pawsey

Professional Development and Practice

Having gained a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy from the Cardiff School of Physiotherapy in 1989 I have worked across the spectrum of neurological specialities for the last 25 years and appreciate the varying needs of clinicians across neurological physiotherapy.

Having previously been the Chair of ACPIN Wales and contributing to other committees; currently being the Treasurer of the South West Wales Brain Injury Group (SWWBIG) and previously sitting on the committee of the Welsh Para & Tetraplegic Sports Association (WPTSA) I understand the roles and responsibilities of being on a committee.

I am passionate about creating continuing professional development opportunities for physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals across all levels of experience; from newly qualified staff to advanced practitioners and consultant therapists. I am also committed to the learning opportunities afforded by participation in the Level 3 Diploma in Physiotherapy Support, recognizing the knowledge and skills of our physiotherapy support staff.

I also strive to give ACPIN and neuro-physiotherapy a voice on the political landscape of healthcare provision within Wales, contributing to both the All-Wales Neuromuscular Network and the South Wales Motor Neurone Disease Network. In 2014 I took the lead in co-ordinating, collating and submitting the response of ACPIN Wales members to the proposed Welsh Government’s Neurological Delivery Plan. I have also contributed to the local South West Wales Neurological Alliance, supporting their Wellbeing Days.

In summary I feel I bring a commitment to ACPIN and its role in advocating and influencing the future of neurological rehabilitation in the UK.