Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Improving care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions

"Patients with muscular and joint pain have seen care improve and waiting times cut as part of a pilot saving the NHS tens of thousands of pounds." Improvements introduced include:

  • Call referral management centre to coordinate physiotherapy referrals
  • Physiotherapy available at GP practices
  • Physiotherapy telephone assessment service
  • Orthopaedics, sport and exercise medicine specialists as part of the clinical assessment team

Find out more about this pilot scheme here.

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