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.
CSP welcomes framework to support first contact MSK physiotherapists
Guidance to ensure that physiotherapists providing first contact services for people with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are properly equipped, was published on 30 July.
First contact physiotherapist takes flight with @NHS Twitter feed
Physiotherapist Amanda Hensman-Crook said that a wide range of health professionals engaged with her throughout her week in control of the @NHS Twitter account.
London first contact physiotherapy pilot saves 155 GP appointments
A pilot first contact physiotherapy service at a GP surgery in Lambeth, south London, is set to continue if funding is found.
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.
Scottish primary care workforce plan advances first contact physiotherapists
Physiotherapists in new roles as first contact practitioners in primary care are strongly featured in Scottish government workforce plans, published on 1 May.