This is a really cool idea that we could do as individual businesses. It shouldn’t take a government program, and could be implemented on a small scale with physicians and physical therapists who already have relationships.
A scheme which places physiotherapists directly into general practice is to be rolled out across North Wales after a pilot showed it freed up GP time.
Results from a nine-month trial in four practices found a 16% reduction in referrals to hospital-based services.
And nearly 2,000 appointments were made directly with the physiotherapists which would have otherwise been made with the GP.