First Contact Practitioner

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First Contact Practitioner

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Do you have a muscle, joint or bone problem?

From 4 April, when you request an appointment, you may be offered an appointment with a specialist physiotherapist called a first contract practitioner instead of a GP.

A First Contact Practitioner can:

  • Assess your concern
  • Start a treatment programme
  • Arrage tests
  • Refer to other services – both hospital and community
  • Provide a work advisory note if you need to be off work

Nationally 96% of patients recommend the service and only 5% choose to see a GP afterwards

Speak to the GP reception team for further information

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