Primary Care - Physiotherapy Cost Calculator

The Cost Calculator highlights the cost savings and overall benefits of having physiotherapists as the first point of contact in GP surgeries.


Musculoskeletal conditions account for up to 20% of the overall general practice caseload. Building a strong, first point of contact, physiotherapy service within your primary care setting, provides a cost and clinically effective improvement compared to current models of care.

This calculator clarifies the physiotherapy capacity you need to manage an MSK caseload effectively within your primary care setting.

Having physiotherapists as a first point of contact, gets your patients on the right pathway from the start.  Early reports show that other benefits include:

  • Higher patient satisfaction
  • Decreased referrals to secondary care
  • Increased conversion rates to surgery when referral to secondary care is necessary
  • Decreased medical prescription costs
  • Shortened patient pathways

Download the calculator to discover how much your service could save and what physiotherapy capacity you need to improve your current service models. 

Your results can be used to create a local business case for physiotherapy in primary care.

Video guidance and further information can be found on the Physiotherapy Cost Calculator webpage.


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