Exploring the impact of physio-owned co-operatives
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We are inviting our members to join a groundbreaking symposium!
The symposium will be exciting, fun, provocative and challenging. We will investigate and understand the feasibility of establishing the first private physiotherapists’ cooperative – a private physio owned and controlled business entity.
Held on Physio First’s education day, before the conference, it is your chance to shape the future of our industry!
Ed Mayo, the Secretary General of CooperativesUK has been confirmed as a speaker at the symposium!
Why do we need you?
We need your opinions and your expertise to help us investigate the feasibility of a private physiotherapists’ cooperative. This is a successful business model in many industries where practitioners are both the shareholders of the organisation and suppliers to it.
It could give us more collective strength and a louder voice so we can have an impact on the healthcare marketplace. Cooperatives contribute £37bn each year to the British economy and there are 6,796 independent cooperative businesses across the UK, so we need to thoroughly investigate whether this is a step our members believe could be successful.
This will not be your average 1-day course or conference. We are working hard to make the format interactive and engaging.
We’ve put some FAQs on our website which will evolve as our plans for the day take shape.
When is it?
It will be held on our Education Day at the East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC) Nottingham University, Nottingham on Friday 31st March 2017 from 9.00hrs - 16.30hrs.
Who can attend?
Only Physio First members, or people they recommend because they play a role in a physiotherapy practise’s business strategy, can attend.
We expect a lot of interest in this event, so please book your place as soon as possible.
Outcomes of the event
We will explore a whole host of areas including:
- What a self-owned private physiotherapy business entity is
- Why Physio First thinks that this is something that Physio First members should contemplate now
- What the first one might look like
- When the first one is likely to be established
- Whether you should plan to become involved or not