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Research Strategy

As part of the MACP strategic plan, the association seeks to actively promote research and the dissemination of research findings in the field of neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. We have numerous mechanisms to support members including;

  • Informing members of current research priorities, funding available both internal and external to the MACP and resources available to support researchers
  • Offering financial assistance in the form of awards and bursaries for undertaking projects and disseminating research findings
  • Providing established processes for inviting and recruiting members to participate in research
  • Supporting members' research by providing relevant links
  • Commissioning work where a relevant need is identified
  • Informing members of the research findings of previous award winners
  • Encouraging and supporting members to disseminate their research 

On a national level, the MACP is represented within the CSP and Council of Allied Health Professionals Research (CAHPR)

 The mission statement for the CAHPR is:

‘Develop AHP research, strengthen evidence of the Professions’ value and impact for enhancing service user and community care and enable the Professions to seek one voice on research issues, thereby raising their profile and increasing their influence.’

The MACP is regularly involved in national and international level consultation on research, funding priorities and clinical issues relating to musculoskeletal health. As experts in optimising musculoskeletal health, the MACP are ideally placed to positively influence the research agenda but need help from members to do so effectively. We welcome input from members regarding any consultation documents that are circulated and are always happy to receive feedback or comments regarding the MACP research agenda and strategies.