Rapid access to NHS physios can reduce costs, improving health outcomes and patients’ engagement in their care. Yet only one in three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England allow patient self-referral to physiotherapy.
Only a third of clinical commissioning groups in England offer full self-referral. See the national picture.
Self-referral saves time, money and reduces the GP workload. Examples and evidence here.
More services should allow patients to refer themselves directly to physiotherapy.
Physios should implement self-referral. Download detailed information here.