Physiotherapy: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson Conservative, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he plans to allocate to improve access to affordable physiotherapy.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement have been clear in their guidance that non-COVID-19 health services such as physiotherapy should be maintained as far as possible. The ‘Help Us to Help You’ campaign is underway to encourage the public to access the NHS services they need. Anyone who is concerned or needs treatment should come forward.

To further support the National Health Service, the Government is providing an additional £3 billion of funding, which includes funding for continued access to independent sector providers to carry out routine NHS treatments and procedures for non-COVID-19 health services, including physiotherapy. Furthermore, the five-year GP Contract announced funding for 20,000 new primary care healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists. By 2024, all adults in England will to be able to see a musculoskeletal first contact physiotherapist at their local general practitioner (GP) practice without being referred by a GP.

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