First Contact Practitioner




Bone, joint or muscle pain? Refer yourself to see a First Contact Practitioner at Well Street Surgery

They are qualified physiotherapists and are specialists in assessing musculoskeletal conditions.


The First Contact Practitioner will…

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how to best manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services, rehabilitative physiotherapy or imaging if necessary
  • Recommend exercises and other approaches to deal with the issue

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A national evaluation of First Contact Practitioner showed…

  • Faster access to expert advice
  • Excellent patient feedback

How do I get an appointment with a First Contact Practitioner?

  • Ask your GP practice receptionist to book an appointment
  • The receptionist will ask you some questions to check if this is the right service for you before booking your appointment
  • You do not need to see your GP first