An exciting new initiative which sees physiotherapists providing services at a number of GP practices in Cheltenham and Gloucester is now underway.
The surgeries at St Paul’s Medical Centre, in Cheltenham, and the Aspen Centre, in Gloucester, have been working closely with Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust to employ three physiotherapists and provide treatment more locally.
This means many more patients who need physiotherapy advice and support are being seen in the GP surgery rather than having to attend an appointment at hospital.
The physiotherapists are providing increased expertise in assessment, diagnosis and management of a range of common joint, bone and muscle conditions.
The services got underway at St Paul’s in March this year and at the Aspen Centre in May.
Hundreds of physiotherapy appointments are being made available within the GP surgeries throughout 2018/19. Patient feedback will be reviewed.