Big push with STPs on first contact physios in primary care
Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) in every part of England have until the end of June to identify areas for large-scale pilots of first contact physiotherapy posts (FCPs) in GP surgeries.
ARC 2017: Call for CSP to conduct more health promotion in GP surgeries given thumbs-down
Delegates rejected a suggestion that the CSP should extol the benefits of physical activity by placing advertisements in GP surgeries.
BMA positive about expanding physiotherapy in GP surgeries
Doctors’ leaders have indicated they are keen for more physiotherapists to act as a first point of contact in local primary care surgeries, helping to improve patient care.
Machynlleth physio pilot wins in NHS Wales awards
A pilot GP-based physiotherapy service in Machynlleth, Powys, has been honoured for innovation in this year’s NHS Wales awards.
North Wales MSK physio service extended to 40 GP surgeries
A scheme to deliver musculoskeletal physiotherapy in GP practices has been extended to about 40 surgeries across north Wales, following a successful pilot in Gwynedd.
Prime minister backs physio in primary care
David Cameron’s backing of physiotherapists in GP surgeries at prime minister’s questions this week last week is further evidence of the cut-through the CSP is having on the issue, according to the CSP’s head of policy.
Physios must be part of the solution to the ‘looming crisis’ in NHS general practice
A report on the ‘looming crisis’ facing general practice suggests that many patients would accept consultations with physiotherapists or other health professionals instead of doctors.