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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