First Care Practitioner

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What is a FCP?

  • A highly skilled musculoskeletal practitioner
  • Expert in assessing and diagnosing bone, joint and muscle pain
  • Advanced clinical skills- identification of red flags and non-MSK masquerades
  • Referral for diagnostics/other services

Benefits of FCP

  • Rapid access to an expert musculoskeletal practitioner
  • Supports right patient, right clinician, first time
  • Reduction in GP workload
  • Improved referral effectiveness
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration

For further information please see our FCP Information Sheet.