Presentation on theme: "PHYSIO WORKS JAY COOKSON MSc MMACP MCSP PGD MANIP (ther) CMP AP Physiotherapist Neuro Surgical Team Southampton Chair committee for education & approval."— Presentation transcript:
PHYSIO WORKS JAY COOKSON MSc MMACP MCSP PGD MANIP (ther) CMP AP Physiotherapist Neuro Surgical Team Southampton Chair committee for education & approval PGA lecturer
AP The role utilises extensive skills Progresses skill base Not a new concept WHERE DOES IT STOP?
WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SHOW Patient satisfaction high: 96% of patients rated care as excellent or very good 97% of GPs report improvement to MSK care Cost effective: potential saving of £220,000 per annum (1) Improved overall outcomes Potential further savings to NHS due to more appropriate care pathways
PHYSIOS ARE BEST! Evidence suggests APs investigate more appropriately and accurately than Consultants and GPs (2,3) Does this mean that assessment is more accurate? Treat patients, not scans!
COST COMPARISONS Study in Portsmouth demonstrated APs were over 1/3 cheaper than normal A+E route Through admission avoidance saved the trust over £1,000,000 in a 6 month trial (4)
SOUTHAMPTON PILOT Reduce admission of spinal patients that come through A+E Reduce demand on over utilised on-call service Physio lead – cost savings a/a
PATIENT BENEFITS Specialist assessment within 48 hours Appropriate investigations or management strategies started quickly Reduce chronicity
CONCLUSIONS APs demonstrate high skill levels Excellent patient centred care (5) Saves the NHS money
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