Howbeck came up with the idea for one of our GP federation clients of using PMCF money to hire private physiotherapists to take on instant access brief intervention work.
Many GP practices are under huge pressure with demand on appointments going ever upwards. From research ⅓ of emergency appointments could in theory be dealt with my a physio as they are often soft tissue or minor injury related.
We have got some of our local practices up and running with local providers paid for from the PMCF funds. The physios are running slots in a morning, an evening and saturday ams. So far the take up has been excellent. The feedback is great and the quality and appropriateness is excellent as well!