Chris Davis : Honorary Secretary APPN

Working in the independent sector, I can see there are some barriers for Physiotherapists who wish to move into advanced practice. Given the number of physiotherapists that work in non-public sector settings in the UK, there could be more opportunities for this part of the workforce to develop and become recognised as advanced practitioners alongside their NHS colleagues and peers.

This was one of my motivations for joining the APPN executive committee and “flying the flag” for the independent sector. Secondly, in 2022 I began studying a PhD in Physical Therapy at Western University, with my research investigating the patient experience of advanced practice physiotherapy. I hope my research will complement the APPN’s vision and purpose, while also introducing me to people with similar interests and providing opportunities to shape my future research aspirations in this field.

Chris Davis

Honorary Secretary APPN