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First Contact Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
West Essex
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
EPUT, as one of the initial national pilot sites for a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) service, is well established providing clinicians to the whole of West Essex. We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic physiotherapist to join our team and be part of the FCP service across West Essex. The successful candidate will be employed using funding provided by the South Uttlesford Primary Care Network (PCN) under the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme. The South Uttlesford PCN is comprised of the following surgeries:
  • Angel Lane Surgery
  • John Tasker House Surgery
  • Stansted Surgery
  • Eden Surgeries
  • Elsenham Surgery

As a first contact Practitioner you will be part of the Integrated MSK Service (IMSKS) and also experience the benefits and opportunities of working as part of multi-disciplinary primary care teams within GP practices.

Main duties of the job

As part of the FCP team you would be responsible for delivering this innovative model of care within GP practices across the Primary Care Networks (PCN), providing 'frontline' expert screening, assessment and diagnosis of Musculoskeletal conditions to ensure patients are supported to self-manage or receive suport from the most appropriate clinical pathway. Patients will access a FCP appointment directly from GP receptionists.

First Contact MSK service, assessing, requesting diagnostics as appropriate and signposting patients. EPUT has an excellent reputation in supporting professional development and AHP's . We currently have staff embarking on PhD studies, independent prescribing and injection therapy, as structured support and mentoring to complete the FCP Roadmap.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, request diagnostics, as appropriate (imaging/blood analysis) and signpost Musculoskeletal patients within primary care.

Person Specification



  • MSK degree or equivalent, 3 years MSK experience, HCPC or equivalent registration


  • post graduate msk courses, injection therapy, non medical prescribing IRMER training



  • 3 years MSK experience

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Multiple GP practices in South Uttlesford- Stansted, John Tasker House, Angel Lane, Eden Surgeries.

West Essex


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