Preliminary findings from the national evaluation of remote physiotherapy services

A snapshot of initial findings from the evaluation.

The data collection for the rapid review of remote physiotherapy services is now complete and the findings are being written up. The online survey to map remote physiotherapy service delivery ran from 26 August to 16 September and a total of 1,620 services provided information covering all settings and clinical areas across the UK.

Below, we provide a snapshot of the preliminary findings of the evaluation, prior to the full analysis and report being released in 2021.

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What settings and specialties are providing remote consultations?

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What are services using remote consultations for?

What tools are being used to provide remote consultations?

Are standardised approaches being used to develop remote services?

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Are users (patients and staff) involved in the set-up and evaluation of remote services?

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What do people have to say about remote service delivery?

A spotlight session was delivered at the Virtual Physiotherapy UK conference to report on the survey and the rapid review. Throughout the presentation, members were asked to give feedback through Menti about the advantages and challenges associated with providing remote consultations. These were collected and representative quotes were extracted. The examples provided below offer a snapshot of members’ experiences of remote consultations.

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