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We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health.  Please do not contact your GP about getting the vaccine. We will contact patients in order of priority. 


 Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses.  When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.

Physiotherapists

We Have two new  First Contact Physiotherapists James and Glenn attached to the Practice

If you have soft tissue, muscle or joint pain please book directly with physiotherapists, you do not need to see  the GP first.  Appointments are available Monday all day, Tuesday and Thursday. Ask the receptionists

The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess people with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.

FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Patients will be able to book directly through reception for the following conditions:



    • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
    • Arthritis – any joint
    • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, e.g. tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
    • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
    • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, e.g. pins and needles or numbness
    • Changes to walking
    • Post-orthopaedic surgery
    • Plus any locally agreed criteria as we embed the service e.g.
    • People with persistent or long term painful conditions with a recent flare up

People who would be best seen by their GP

 

  • If acutely unwell
  • Children under 16
  • Medical management of rheumatoid conditions
  • Women’s health, antenatal and postnatal problems
  • House-bound patients
  • Medication reviews
  • Neurological and respiratory conditions
  • Headaches
  • Acute mental health crises
  • Patients who do not want to see a FCP

The Practice have 2 new First Contact Physiotherapists James and Glenn

If you have any of the following soft tissue, muscle or joint pain please book directly with physio, you do not need to see  the GP first.  Appointments are available Monday all day, Tuesday and Thursday.

FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Patients can book directly through reception for the following conditions:

    • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
    • Arthritis – any joint
    • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, e.g. tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
    • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
    • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, e.g. pins and needles or numbness
    • Changes to walking
    • Post-orthopaedic surgery
    • Plus any locally agreed criteria as we embed the service e.g.
    • People with persistent or long term painful conditions with a recent flare up

Bookable appointments for physio at reception: See appointments tab on website for criteria.

 
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