first contact physiotherapists, FCP, GP surgeries, secondary referrals
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.
Public welcomes physios working in GP surgeries, as NHS highlights the benefits
Most people would be happy to see a physiotherapist at their local surgery, instead of a GP, to receive assessments and treatment for musculoskeletal complaints.
NHS England announces major expansion of first contact physio jobs
Thousands of first contact physios could be recruited to work in primary care over the next five years, following NHS England’s announcement of a new GP contract.