We are delighted to have our first interviews arranged for this week.
Interviews with clinical and site staff, as well as patients, will be key for testing and refining our theories on, ‘what works about FCP, for whom and in what context’. They will also ensure our findings are robust and reflect the “new normal” we are now in.
The FRONTIER team are all well and working from home for the foreseeable future.
NIHR have permitted the study to continue and we are taking the lead from sites as to if, or when, they are able to continue recruiting patients. We of course expected everything to slow down, but encouragingly have had contact from a patient still wanting to join the study, even in these tremendously difficult times.
Please contact Serena.Halls@uwe.ac.uk for any questions about joining the study as a site, or if you are an individual and have received a pack from your surgery.
The FRONTIER survey about First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) service provision across the UK is closing soon. We have had a fantastic response so far – thank you to all those who have taken the time to complete this!