First Contact Physiotherapists




When to see your First Contact Physiotherapist

  • First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are highly trained  physiotherapists, usually based in GP surgeries.
  • FCPs have extensive experience in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions – such as back or neck pain - and see these patients without the need for a GP appointment.
  • If you have bone, joint or muscle pain, you can see an FCP


What to expect when you see your FCP

  • Your FCP will assess and diagnose you.
  • Give you expert advice on how best to manage you condition.
  • Refer you onto a specialist service if necessary.

How do you book an appointment to see your FCP?

  • Simply contact your GP practice and request an appointment to see the FCP. The reception team will check that you’re suitableand book an appointment for you