Think Physio for Primary Care

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health issues are the most common cause of repeat GP appointments and account for around 1 in 5 of all GP appointments. The majority of the GP’s MSK caseload can be dealt with effectively by a physiotherapist without any need to see the GP.

MSK is the second largest cause of sickness absence;  speeding up access to a physio is key to reducing this. The government is now actively looking into physios issuing fit notes – which would further reduce demand for GP appointments

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