This is a partnership project between Salford CCG, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Physiotherapy department and Haelo. In Salford, approximately 1240 patients each month are being referred to MSK physiotherapy services, these referrals come via a mixture of GPs and SRFT’s clinics. Approximately 20-30% of GP consultations are currently taken up with MSK conditions, at a time where demand for GP appointments is outstripping supply.
Empowering patients to directly access physiotherapy will reduce demand for GP consultations and streamline the process of accessing services.
The first stage of this innovation project is a 90 day improvement programme, involving small scale tests of change within three GP practices in Salford (Langworthy, Ordsall and Sorrel Bank). The second stage will review learning and prepare to implement and spread successful changes across Salford.