First Contact Practitioner (FCP) Physiotherapy clinics involve Physiotherapists working within GP practices, acting as a first point of contact for patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) related pain and dysfunction.
Studies have shown that approximately 30% of GP consultations are related to MSK conditions which FCP Physiotherapists may be able see instead. This has significant advantages for both the patient and GP practice.
At Performance Physiotherapy we have been involved in the successful delivery of FCP Physiotherapy services to local GP practices since 2016. Over this time we have developed an effective model of care that has received high patient satisfaction ratings and positive feedback from the GP practices that we work in.