Closing date: 29th July 2019

For: Anyone interested in services for people with muscle or joint problems. If you have experience of muscle or joint problems that would be great, but it is not essential.

What: The First Contact Physiotherapy in Primary Care (FRONTIER) study is looking for one person to take part in a one-off discussion event about services for people with muscle or joint problems.

First Contact Physiotherapy is where a highly skilled physiotherapist works within a GP practice and sees patients with muscle or joint problems without them having to consult a GP first. The FRONTIER study is performing an evaluation of this service. As part of the study, the study team have developed a number or theories about how and why First Contact Physiotherapy may work or not work. These theories have been developed by talking to those involved in providing or using the service and by looking at currently available literature on the topic.

The FRONTIER study team are looking for one person to take part in a one-off discussion event to discuss these theories. During the discussion event, the study team will present the theories and then will ask the group to discuss them and provide feedback on them. The theories will be edited based on the suggestions made by the group. The group will include about 20 people including the study team and patients, physiotherapists, GPs, commissioners, practice managers, and reception staff.

When: The discussion event is being held on the 8th August 2019 between 9.30-12.30.

Where: The discussion event is being held at the Engine Shed, by Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station.

Payment: Travel expenses will be reimbursed and drinks and snacks will be provided

More information: If you are interested in finding out more about the study or getting involved please contact Rachel Thomas on: Rachel4.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk or 0117 32 88790