Scottish GPs accept new contract that paves way for more physios in primary care
GPs in Scotland have approved a new contract that will see more physiotherapists acting as the first point of contact for patients in GP settings.
New GP contract in Scotland could see more physios working in primary care
More physiotherapists could become the first point of contact for patients in GP settings, under proposals for a major overhaul of primary care services in Scotland.
CSP Scotland conference: Physios can take a lead in primary care
Growing pressures on the health service have prompted the development of new and expanded roles for physiotherapists in primary care.
Assembly member gives her support to physio and self-referral
Northern Ireland assembly and health committee member Paula Bradley gave a thumbs up for physiotherapists in meeting the future needs of a growing population of older people.
Let physios provide fit notes and reduce strain on GPs, says CSP
The CSP is highlighting how physiotherapists can reduce unnecessary GP appointments, following calls by doctors to allow employees to self-certify sickness for up to two weeks.
NHSScotland Event: Delegates told physios are making GP practices more efficient
Physiotherapists in Scotland are saving GPs’ time by seeing patients with common musculoskeletal conditions, delegates were told during a debate at the NHS Scotland conference in Glasgow on 14 June.
King’s Fund finds physios are easing mounting pressure on GPs
A report about the scale of increase in GP workload says practices are successfully using physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals to manage less serious illness.
GPs support physios as a first point of contact in surgeries
The CSP’s proposals for physiotherapists to work in GP practices as a first point of contact for patients were strongly supported by delegates at a British Medical Association (BMA) conference in London.
Cost calculator helps to make case for physio services in GP practices
Physiotherapists can now quickly calculate how much time and money they could save a GP practice, thanks to a new tool developed by the CSP.
ARC - NHS must consult on polyclinics
Polyclinics are forging ahead across the country using a one-size fits all model without staff and the public being properly consulted, Conferenc