Our First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) are physiotherapists with extensive experience and advanced skills necessary for:
- Assessing patients (18 years of age or over) with back, neck, joint or muscle pain / sprain, which could be longstanding or after a recent injury.
- Giving expert advice on how best to manage these conditions
- Referring patients to physiotherapy for a course of physiotherapy treatmentor to our specialist MSK team or into secondary care services using the same pathways as GPs.
- Requesting X-rays and blood tests
By having a FCP working within a GP practice, patients will have quicker access to help them manage their condition more effectively and recover faster.
Patients can book an appointment by contacting the practice’s reception who will ask you a few questions about your condition before booking you in for a FCP appointment.
New Service starting 17 February 2021