First Contact MSK practitioners improve patient outcomes and reduce pressure on primary care

Primary Care is facing unprecedented challenges with growing patient and financial demands alongside challenges to recruit and retain GPs.

With approximately 30 percent of all GP consultations being attributed to musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions there is a clear rationale for MSK physiotherapists to be part of the primary care team.

Across Cornwall there are a number of physiotherapists already working in primary care to provide a First Contact Service. This means patients who seek a GP appointment for their musculoskeletal problem are offered an appointment with an appropriately skilled and experienced physiotherapist. Find out about the exciting work that has been taking place with the First Contact MSK practitioners.

Added on 23/04/2019, in News - News