Think physio for primary care

This briefing paper published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy can help general practices understand the benefits of employing physiotherapists to work in primary care to care for patients with Musculoskeletal (MSK) issues.
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Musculoskeletal (MSK) health issues are the most common cause of repeat GP appointments and account for around 1 in 5 of all GP appointments. The majority of the GP’s MSK caseload can be dealt with effectively by a physiotherapist without any need to see the GP.
General practice physiotherapy roles are a new form of self-referral which further develops GP and physio services, enhances patient care and reduces the GP workload.
The roles are usually carried out by physiotherapists with advanced practice skills and training. What is new is that this puts physiotherapy expertise at the start of the patient’s journey, at the place they are most likely to seek help first.