First Contact Physio Service

Their role is to assess and support adult patients who have new musculoskeletal conditions in order to a determine the appropriate management plan. They may suggest self-directed exercises, medication (for which they would discuss with the Pharmacy team or GP) or a referral to the Musculoskeletal team for further care.        

Funding source

ARRS funding


1WTE up to 8a on ARRS

PCN Management Lead

Mr John Snaith

PCN Overall Accountable Person (CD or Deputy CD)

Dr Blomfield (Deputy CD)

Team Lead

Ben Allcock – Northumbria Healthcare

Individuals Team Members Supervision / Education

Supervision and training through roadmap via PCN / Northumbria

Post roadmap supervision via Northumbria

Areas of responsibility

FCP provision

Metrics needed

Raw appt numbers and outcomes

Who leads on team metrics

Dr Blomfield

Staff                                        Place of work / Practice

Laura Hughes                          Across PCN

Members area