Chartered Physiotherapist - First Contact Practitioner

Salary Competitive
Town/City Colchester CO1 2QS
Payment type Unspecified
Region East of England
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Job reference COLCH/FPP
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer First Point Physio Ltd
Workplace Colchester and Surrounding Area, Essex

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Vacancy details

Chartered Physiotherapists – First Contact Practitioners

First Point Physio Ltd

£34,000.00 – 45,000.00 Pro rata – Permanent Full and Part-time opportunities across Colchester and the Tendering Area.  This could be on an employed or self-employed basis.

As First Point we are a team of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists working across over 160 GP surgeries across the Midlands, East and Southern England regions.  We work within the Primary Care Team to see patients with suspected musculoskeletal conditions who would previously be seen by a GP.

The service

  • We work as skilled specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists either within an individual practice, or as part of a collective on the day type model which involves clusters of practices working together.
  • We work as part of a practice team with access to: the appropriate clinician a for second opinion, further investigation, medication reviews and onward referrals etc. 
  • Patients are booked directly into a physiotherapist appointment by the practice receptionist, care navigator or GP in doctor first type triage.
  • Appointments are generally 20 minutes and booked ‘on the day’ or next day and not involve any follow-ups, unless this was deemed necessary to help establish the best course of management
  • We see and assess the patient, screen for red flags and give advice, support and exercises.  Where necessary from this appointment patients will be signposted to the appropriate service.
  • We train the surgery staff and are available to help staff as and when required


As a Physiotherapist working for First Point Physiotherapy you will be

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Have at least 3 years post graduate experience
  • Be familiar and compliant with the First Contact Physiotherapy Roadmap
  • IRMER trained and able to order x-rays/ultrasounds (this can be online training)
  • Appropriately trained including an in-depth knowledge of general onward referral pathways for all musculoskeletal conditions
  • Up to date with all required Mandatory Training.
  • Able to demonstrate that your skills are regularly updated
  • Able to demonstrate good timekeeping and communication skills

In return as an employee you will be offered a competitive salary, 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme and a very supportive environment with many CPD opportunities and potential for career progression within the company.

For any queries contact Jo Keller on 07932033544 or via email on

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How to apply

Please send your CV to with a covering letter saying why you are interested in this work and if you are interested in full/part time work and on an employed/self-employed basis.

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