First Contact Physiotherapy

This service is provided by a registered health professional who is the first point of contact for patients, providing new expertise and increased capacity to general practice and providing patients with faster access to the right care.

​They are qualified autonomous clinical practitioners (often Advanced MSK Physiotherapists) who are able to assess, diagnose, treat and discharge a person without a medical referral – where appropriate.

For further informaton please see the link below –

Care navigation – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.