Standardised National Data Collection for First Contact Practitioners – Guidance

This guidance provides instructions on how to collect and export FCP appointment activity on primary care data systems using a standardised list of outputs. It was produced by FCP Amanda Hensman-Crook with input from the CSP, NHS Digital and NHS England. In 2019, the guidance was revised by the CSP’s Euan McComiskie in conjunction with Amanda. Continue reading

First Contact Physiotherapy posts in General Practice: A guide for implementation

This new guidance, developed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy with the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners, provides practical help for GPs and commissioners looking to implement physiotherapy services in primary care. It sets out the benefits, the funding options and the practical considerations of implementing and evaluating First Contact Physiotherapy roles. Continue reading

Vitamin D and Bone Health: A Practical Clinical Guideline for Patient Management

Vitamin D and Bone Health: A Practical Clinical Guideline for Patient Management
This guideline was developed by a group of clinicians and scientists with expertise in vitamin D and osteoporosis. This is a clinical guideline intended to inform patient management.

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Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures

Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures
Identifying vertebral fractures systematically has proven challenging for all clinicians and currently more than two-thirds are undiagnosed. The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that all vertebral fractures are systematically identified, reported using clear terminology to the referring clinician and lead to appropriate management to avoid further fragility fractures.

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Clinical Guidance for the Effective Identification of Vertebral Fractures

Clinical Guidance for the Effective Identification of Vertebral Fractures
Derived from current guidance, these seven standards reflect high-quality practice across the fracture prevention pathway. Detailed criteria and measures are included to allow evaluation of service performance. They provide the foundation for Peer Review of osteoporosis services.

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NICE Guideline for Spondyloarthritis [NG65]

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis that is suspected or confirmed in adults who are 16 years or older. It aims to raise awareness of the features of spondyloarthritis and provide clear advice on what action to take when people with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.

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