In February 2019, the review team presented a proposal based on the voting results to the Clinical Reference Group where it was approved.
The recommendations in the proposal included:
- Self-management – Developing a website with standard information about services, common MSK conditions and self-help advice.
- Self-referral – The option for people to refer themselves via telephone and the website.
Work has now started on the development of a business case to enable the delivery of these recommendations.
Also, since the review took place, the NHS Long Term Plan was published. The Long Term Plan included the introduction of a First Contact Practitioner role in Primary Care Networks from 2020/2021. First Contact Practitioners (sometimes referred to as Advanced Practice Physiotherapists) have advanced skills to assess, diagnose, treat and manage MSK problems. This is a positive step to improve the MSK Physiotherapy pathway for patients.
We are about to bring providers back together as a Task and Finish Group to lead on this work.
We will keep this webpage updated and if you have any questions in the meantime please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this survey and to those who attended the reference group sessions. Your input has helped to improve this vital and valuable service.
In the meantime, please look at Feedback Bulletin for any other involvement opportunities that you might be interested in.