First Contact Practitioner

The FCP service allows patients contacting their GP surgeries with musculoskeletal pain to have a consultation quickly with a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist.  They will be able to assess, diagnose and provide information on appropriate individualised rehabilitation and management.  They work very closely with GPs  to ensure the patient gets the best level of care, assisting with any medications, investigations and referrals where deemed required.

To access the FCP service, you can NHS App and your NHS account – NHS ( or via Patient Triage.