Pre-Budget Submission 2024

CEO and President launch our 2024 pre-budget submission

Pre-Budget Submission 2024 - ISCPHi A
  • Minister called on to implement the Advanced Practice Grade
  • Calls for review of the current clinical placement system.
  • Society asks for restoration of placement allowance fund

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists’ (ISCP) has launched its pre-budget submission underlining the need for  strategic investments and policy adjustments to ensure the profession is properly equipped to meet the changing and growing demands of the health service.  
Launching the Pre-Budget Submission together with ISCP President Catherine McLoughlin, CEO of the organisations Dr. Marie Ó Mír said:
“Starting on a positive note,  we want to  to acknowledge the beneficial steps taken by the government after last year’s  pre-budget  submission, when we demanded the reinstatement of the  Chief HSCP (Health and Social Care Professions) Officer post. However, work still needs to be done on the career pathway, including implementation of the Advanced Practice Grade. We’re asking for a  a review of the Manager’s Grade together with  a clear career pathway for Clinical Tutors. This needs to include acknowledging specialisms, and the creation of Clinical Academic posts - comparable with our medical colleagues. “

“Together with the  Schools of Physiotherapy  we’re  also calling for a review of the current clinical placement system. We need to see a move to a national centralised system, in order to meet a predicted 50% growth in workforce demand by 2035.”

“The ISCP also endorses a restoration of a placement allowance fund, to finance a newly-designed productivity-based incentivisation scheme for clinical staff providing clinical placement. This will improve placement capacity and reward clinicians who contribute to practice education both in the public and private healthcare systems.“

You can read the submission in full here.