Priority 22 from the Physiotherapy PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are patients offered nationally in terms of treatment sessions, appointment times and follow-on care?  How is it checked that this is enough?  (JLA PSP Priority 22)
Overall ranking 22
JLA question ID 0061/22
Explanatory note Both patients and physiotherapists were concerned about physiotherapy provision, particularly whether it was equal across the UK and ‘enough’. This led to the development of this indicative question which asks what Physiotherapy ‘looks’ like across the UK including: 1) how many treatment sessions were offered, 2) the times of day appointments were offered, 3) what after care patients received and 4) how/whether services check to see if patients are receiving enough physiotherapy.

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Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples As an NHS MSK physio I always felt my skills and time were limited and I was unable to deliver a full and complete service from start to finish (finish being the patient's goals). It was usually discharge with advice about how to progress rather than being able to deliver and monitor that progress. What means do we have to ensure that patients get the contact and supervision / support that they require?  [Question ID 1552, Clinical Physiotherapist]
Submitted by Question submitted 54 times by all groups
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0061
PSP name Physiotherapy
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 65  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 February 2018