Think Physio for primary care in Scotland

by K Lloyd-Jones

CSP launches publication at NHS Scotland event at Glasgow SECC

[Picture: NHSScotland CEO Paul Gray joins CSP members at the NHS Scotland conference event]

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Today (21 June) the CSP launches 'Think Physio for Primary Care in Scotland' at the NHS Scotland conference event at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)  in Glasgow. 

The publication outlines the many ways physiotherapy makes a positive contribution to primary care and the potential for new physiotherapy roles in primary care settings.
 
A weblink to the publication can be accessed below.
 
With an emphasis on expanding the primary care team in NHS Scotland, and an increasingly multidisciplinary approach to services, it is crucial to highlight the contribution of physiotherapy in transforming primary care. 
 
Think Physio highlights the success of general practice physiotherapy roles, as first contact practitioners in GP practices, taking on the MSK caseload, with benefits for patients and services.
 
Enhanced service contracts see Community Advanced physiotherapy practitioners taking on complex case management for the frail elderly, working alongside GPs, reducing unnecessary use of health services, increasing the use of anticipatory care plans and reducing unnecessary hospital admissions.
 
Examples of physiotherapy led services such as community respiritory rehabilitation see almost every urgent referral the same day, reduce hospital admissions working in multidisciplinary teams.
 
NHSScotland chief executive officer, Paul Gray, joined the CSP for the launch, saying, "I welcome the publication of this document, highlighting the contribution of physiotherapy to the transformation of care services for the benefit of patients"
 
 Also speaking at the launch, Kenryck Lloyd-Jones, CSP Public Affairs and Policy Manager, said
"Think Physio is a relevant and timely publication, highlighting the tremendous contribution and potential of physiotherapy in primary care. It has been widely welcomed by partner organisations and stakeholders, and supports the Scottish government's aims in transforming primary care"

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