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FCP (MSK) Space

Welcome to our webpage, a space to support those working in an FCP (MSK) role, aspiring FCP physios who want to learn more, as well as GP's and PCN teams in Derbyshire who host FCP services or who are considering new FCP roles.

Upcoming FCP Events

Meet the MSK ambassador

Elizabeth is your FCP (MSK) Ambassador for Derbyshire. 

Here to support your FCP (MSK) workforce, including individual clinicians, those in a team leading role, GP's and PCN's

We hope that this website will become a very useful resource with a local relevance to your services, facilitating the support that you need. 

Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter


FCP Funded Modules Available 2023/23

NHSE have released details of funded MSK FCP 1 and FCP 2 higher education institute modules for 2023/24.

Please see the below document for details of the courses, including links to the institute's websites and contact details for the courses.

Please contact the higher educational institute directly to secure your places. 


FCP Funded places 23/24 Download pptx (58.77 KB) - Link to survey

This is a project produced by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent AHP Faculty, in conjunction with Keele and Staffordshire Universities. Funded by NHS England to evaluate and improve the confidence of AHPs transitioning into First Contact Practitioner roles.


They are looking to capture the views of First Contact Practitioners employed in the Midlands region, inclusive of Podiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Paramedics and Osteopaths in relation to their experiences of transitioning into their roles.

Introducing the GetUBetter MSK App

JUCD are rolling out access to the GetUBetter MSK app to patients across Derbyshire. If you are an FCP working in Derbyshire, you are invited to watch the introductory session held on 23.3.23. Within this meeting you will hear an overview of the project and an introduction to the APP.

getUBetter Introduction handout Download pptx (21,834.36 KB)

Get u better GP Benefits Download docx (84.39 KB)

getUBetter_FAQs_v3_Jan 22 Download pdf (339.41 KB)

We are proud to announce that we will be running Derbyshire's first CARE Programme in October 2023!

What is CARE?

CARE is a learning and development programme that empowers primary healthcare professionals to play a key role within their primary care network, to shape services based on population health needs and to strengthen their leadership. Focusing on wellbeing and building and harnessing resilience, the programme connects primary care professionals and supports joined-up, multi-professional working.

The programme focuses on:

  • Building personal resilience and wellbeing
  •   Improving understanding of population health
  • Developing leadership for system impact

The CARE programme is suitable for all primary care colleagues (both clinical and non-clinical): GPs, Practice Managers, General Practice Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and all additional roles

You are invited to join the CARE Programme (

Can you help and participate on this survey ?

Dr Emma Salt and her colleagues require the active FCP (MSK) community to participate in a survey to learn about the potential application of digital clinical decision-making tools.

What is a clinical decision support system?

Links section

Decision support tools


Decision support tools, also called patient decision aids, support shared decision making by making treatment, care and support options explicit. They provide evidence-based information about the associated benefits/harms and help patients to consider what matters most to them in relation to the possible outcomes, including doing nothing.

NHS England » Decision support tools

(146) NHS Decision Support Tools - YouTube

FCP Multi-Professional Padlet

FCP clinical supervision

Interested in becoming a roadmap supervisor?

We are keen to support your journey, use this link to access information on the roadmap supervisor requirements, courses and resources. 


FCP (MSK) Roadmap to practice

 A framework for supporting staff through the roadmap 

Padlet resources for MSK Pathways

Advanced Practice Maturity Matrix - Webinars and Resources 

An introduction to the Governance Maturity Matrix | NHS Employers

Wolverhampton First Contact Practitioner Placement

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