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Prestigious award

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 02, 2014

recognition: From left, CSP chairman of professional awards committee Ann Thomson, Sue Rees, Frances Hunt, CSP vice-chairman of council Catherine Pope and CSP honorary treasurer Helena Johnson

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A TORBAY physiotherapist has received a prestigious award for her outstanding leadership work. Frances Hunt, physiotherapy clinical manager of outpatient services at Torbay Hospital, picked up the accolade at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's annual awards, held at the Hotel Russell in London.

Frances has been responsible for numerous successful initiatives within the South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including the introduction of a seven-day inpatient service and implementation of patient self-referral, which cut waiting times and saved money for the NHS.

Furthering her recognition as a leader among her peers, Frances has also been committed to gaining feedback from both service users and staff to improve patient care.

Sue Rees, chairman of council at the CSP, said: "The CSP awards recognise physiotherapists who show innovation and excellence to provide even better services for patients."

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