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.

The revised guide takes you through the steps to embed and export FCP data using standardised templates built for Emis, SystmOne and Vision (and coded with READ, CTV3 and/or SNOMED terminology). The data collection and reporting templates are now being used across the UK to enable FCP services to demonstrate their impact at local and regional levels. They are available to download from the First Contact Physiotherapy iCSP site at (or email for access).

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