First Contact Physiotherapist

The first contact physiotherapist (FCP) service allows patients contacting their GP surgeries with musculoskeletal pain to be seen quickly by a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist. They will be able to quickly assess, diagnose and provide information on appropriate individualised rehabilitation and management.  Benefits to patients are:

  • Quick access to expert physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice.
  • Prevention of short-term problems becoming long-term conditions.
  • Improved patient experience.
  • A shorter pathway, so patients have fewer appointments to attend.
  • Opportunities to gain lifestyle/physical activity advice.