- to shift capacity from GP to APP
- to demonstrate APPs are a safe, effective and efficient resource
- to measure outcomes of each consultation
- to evaluate patient and practice satisfaction
- to evaluate the effect on referral to acute specialities
- to pilot the use of vision 360
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Our quality assured examples of successful initiatives aim to promote physiotherapy as an innovative and cost effective approach to improving patient pathways and promoting public health. We welcome examples from all aspects of physiotherapy practice, research, education, and service delivery.
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Patient satisfaction and outcomes of MSK pain patients accessing Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in primary care
The service objectives are to:
- Reduce workload of GPs
- Provide assessment and self-management
- Provide high quality care and a good patient experience to patients with MSK problems
- Support patients to remain in/return to work
- Provide staff with a positive experience.
The purpose of this project was to evaluate and monitor the progress and growth of the service against our service objectives
Some of the driving forces behind the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) are the 5 Year Forward View, GP Forward View, local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and local GP Cluster priorities. These drivers focused on workforce transformation within primary care and the MSK pathway. This service will enable patients to access a specialist MSK services at the beginning of the pathway.
This project also aimed to examine the outcomes of APP appointments to determine referring habits, changes in referral patterns and effects on GP workload and secondary care referrals.
This study evaluates the First Contact MSK Physiotherapy (FCP) role within Primary Care in Taunton, Somerset.
To describe the transformation process undertaken over two and half years and share our experience of the redesign in both terms of success and challenges.