Useful links


Research Paper: May 2020
Frontier’s paper on UK based FCP service provision:

“Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service”


Research paper: March 2020
“Challenges and Learning Opportunities of Pre-Registration
Physiotherapy Placements in First Contact Settings: The
Perspectives of Musculoskeletal First Contact Physiotherapists”


Research Paper: March 2020
“Independent prescribing by advanced physiotherapists for patients with low back pain in primary care: A feasibility trial with an embedded qualitative component”

Access the NHS Guidelines for Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner Services Implementation guide

Download the NHS Longterm Plan


Workforce profile and trends of the NHS in England
‘Falling Short: the NHS workforce challenge’ can be accessed here


               Dr Justin Jagosh presents more on Realist Evaluation methodology here


   Download the MSK Core Capabilities Framework here



 A sample job description for a First Contact Physiotherapist here


Implementation guidance for FCP roles in England and Wales here