FCP, first contact physiotherapy, GPs, general practitioners
First contact physiotherapy leads to encouraging outcomes in England
Early results from a national evaluation assessing the effectiveness of first contact physiotherapy (FCP) show ‘overwhelmingly positive’ patient experiences.
Primary care will need 6,000 more physios, say thinktanks
The NHS in England will need 6,000 more full-time equivalent physiotherapists to be working in general practice in a decade’s time, health experts predict.
First contact physiotherapists (FCPs) - standardised data collection
What is first contact physiotherapy?
First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are physiotherapists usually based in GP surgeries with an expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
CSP highlights first contact physiotherapy to GPs
GPs heard how first contact physiotherapy could lessen their workload and improve primary care services during the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, in Glasgow from 4-5 October.