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Are you thinking of retiring soon?

Keep your membership and CSP benefits – all at a reduced rate of £6.18 a month! Find out how to stay connected to your profession as you embark on the next stage of your life


We recognise the value of our retired members, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience to contribute to physiotherapy. They are also able to strengthen the voice of our profession and we want their views to be heard. But it’s not all about us! Here are three reasons to maintain your membership after you retire:

How to change your membership category

It’s quick and easy to move into the retired member category – you don’t even need to log in to your CSP website account! Just follow these simple steps:

  • Go to our changing your membership form.
  • Enter the details (you’ll need your membership number and if you’re a chartered member, your HCPC number.)
  • Submit your request and we’ll do the rest.

Stay connected

  • Join the Retirement Association network on iCSP. Access one-to-one peer support, have your say and debate issues affecting physiotherapy and retirement.
  • Reconnect with old friends (and make some new ones) through Retirement Association events.  Enjoy a range of activities including study days and trips to museums or musicals. And make the most of opportunities to connect through attending the CSP Annual Conference or a national/regional networking event
  • Stay up to date with the profession with Frontline magazine landing on your doormat once a month. It includes a regular Retirement Association column for you to read and contribute to. You’ll also receive a weekly physio news bulletin delivered to your inbox to keep you abreast of all the latest developments in the wider world of physiotherapy.

Stay involved

  • Take the opportunity to share your years of experience and expertise with the next generation of physiotherapists and support workers by volunteering to be a CSP mentor.
  • Keep your voice within the CSP: retain your vote in elections and represent retired members on our council and committees.
  • Help us to lobby and influence decision-makers on behalf of physios nationwide. Build momentum by supporting current CSP campaigns.

I still get [Frontline] magazine every month and I don’t want to give it up.

Virginia Rowbotham MCSP

Stay supported

  • Continue to enjoy savings on everyday items through CSP Plus, including: holidays, car, home and life insurance; National Trust gift memberships; eye care; cinema tickets; online shopping and much, much more!
  • Benefit from reduced insurance cover for ‘non-practising’ activities such as speaking engagements. If you wish to offer any form of clinical knowledge, skills and/or experience such as direct practice, lecturing or voluntary work, you must remain on the HCPC register and in the chartered membership category. (Read the full terms and conditions and restrictions.)
  • Take advantage of legal services from Thompsons Solicitors, the UK's largest trade union law firm, which provides services to CSP members. This includes a range of options including basic will writing, conveyancing, probate, and power of attorney.

Cost of membership for 2024

The cost of retired membership is £6.18 per month or £74.16 a year.

The new membership subscription year starts on 1 January 2024 and renewal notices will be sent in October 2024. 

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