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We are pleased to announce that we are part of a pilot, offering appointments with a First Contact Physiotherapist.

The role of a First contact Physiotherapist (FCP) in primary care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate treatment.  They can provide advice and exercises to manage a condition and also refer on for a course of physiotherapy or specialist advice.
Anna Sendall is a Physiotherapist based at Newquay hospital and she will be running clinics here on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Her appointments are pre-bookable up to a week in advance.
Studies have shown 30% of GP appointments are taken up by patients with musculoskeletal problems.  If we can direct these patients to our in-house First Contact Physiotherapist we hope to reduce the workload on the GPs, freeing up appointments for patients with other medical problems that only the GPs can treat.

Examples of what our FCP can deal with;
Soft tissue injuries, sprains and strains or sports injuries
Arthritis pain
Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
Back and neck pain
Changes to walking
Post-orthopaedic surgery pain


Newquay Health Centre is working to improve our sustainability and reduce our impact on the environment by using the Royal College of General Practitioners Green Impact for Health Toolkit. We will keep you updated with any awards that we gain. By making small changes we hope to make big differences.

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