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Role of a First Care Practitioner in Primary Care – what are the benefits to your practice?

Musculoskeletal Problems make up on average 30% of a GP’s caseload (and rises to 50% for patients over the age of 75)

85% of these do not need to see a GP

Physiotherapists in Primary care can help reduce referrals to secondary care (3-20%)

They can also reduce unnecessary prescriptions

 

Benefits to the Patients

Quick access to expert MSK Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice

Prevention of short-term problems becoming long term problems

Improved patient experience

Opportunity to gain lifestyle/physical activity advice

Longer appointment times compared to GP appointments so patients feel listened to, cared for and reassured

Benefits to GP’s

Release of appointment slots

Reduced prescription costs

Inhouse MSK expertise gained

Support in meeting practice targets

Access to MSK training to GP’s, ANP’s, PA’s and nurses

Benefits to local health economy

Reduced referrals into secondary care, therefore reduced waiting times and demands on services such as Orthopaedics, Pain Clinic, Rheumatology and Community Physiotherapy Services. Improved use of imaging and an improved conversion rate to surgery when referrals are required.

Why Pure Physiotherapy?

We are already working with Great Yarmouth & Waveney CCG in six surgeries in addition to offering extra time to three other surgeries (established February 2017)

We have an experienced physiotherapy team with established CPD programme. All Physiotherapists HCPC registered and registered with CSP for own professional indemnity insurance

We have reduced secondary referrals by 13% compared to 4% in surgeries where we are not working from. We have already delivered CCG wide teaching events for nurse practitioners and trainee GP’s.

We would be happy to come along to your Practice at a time of your convenience to discuss any of the above.

 

GP – First Point of Contact

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