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CSP response to mid Essex CCG public consultation for musculoskeletal physiotherapy services

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The proposals to cut the MSK physiotherapy service for Mid Essex are not evidenced based and run contrary to national and local policies on prevention, efficiency and patient access.

If introduced they will result in

  • an increase in unmet need resulting in conditions needlessly or more quickly becoming chronic and disabling
  • an increase in pressure on GPs, already experiencing a problem of capacity
  • an increase in costs and inefficiency through increasing repeat appointments with GPs and unnecessary investigations and referrals to consultants
  • a contravention of patients' rights under the NHS Constitution

Alternative proposals need to be developed that improve patient access to physiotherapy services and allows services to be targeted to have the maximum impact and value.

Please use the PDF link below to access a copy of this CSP response.

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