RCGP Bright Ideas, 'Pioneer' Award winners 2019 RCGP Cluster Innovation Award winners, South Powys Cluster 2019
Musculoskeletal problems make up around 30% of GP`s workload. Most of these cases can be managed most effectively by a physiotherapist. Red Kite has secured the services from Powys Teaching Health Board of two highly qualified physiotherapists to work in the practices for acute pain issues. This allows patients almost immediate access to the correct health professional to deal with their problems, often starting treatment straight away and preventing unnecessary referrals and investigations. 68% of patients have been discharged from the service with no requirement for a GP appointment.