First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP)

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP) are qualified independent clinical practitioners who can assess, diagnose and treat a range of complex muscle and joint conditions, reducing the likelihood of needing a referral to a hospital team.  FCPs working in this role can be accessed directly by patients, or staff in GP practices can refer patients to them to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan to streamline pathways of care.