Exploring the impact of physio-owned co-operatives
East Midlands Conference Centre
Friday 31 March
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.
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
95% of delegates used sli.do during the symposium - delegates thought "it was good to see others' thoughts and questions" and it "enhanced audience interactions"
88% of delegates are interested in a Physio First co-operative
80% of delegates found our panel speakers' expertise and knowledge very valuable
"Together we are stronger!"
Once again, “thank you” to all those who attended and contributed to the day. As promised, we will address all of the questions that we did not get to in the “Question Time” section of the day.
Finally, if you do have any other thoughts please do share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I would love to hear from you.
"Proud to be a Physio First member - well done!"