GP Practices in Ayrshire and Arran are changing to help you get the right care and advice when you need it.

Over the three year implementation, practices will have access to an Advanced Muscoskeletal Physiotherapist, like Dean pictured here working as the first point of contact for patients to assess and treat pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones.

Dean has been integral to the new way of operating and he says the model has been a huge benefit to the patients and staff in the practice. Patient feedback stories have highlighted the positive outcomes on their treatment and recovery as a result of accessing the Physiotherapist through the GP Practice.

This service is currently available to many practices throughout Ayrshire and will continue to be rolled out. If you have a muscle or joint complaint, speak to your receptionist who will be able to signpost you to the Physiotherapist if this is an option within your practice.

These new changes will ensure you see the right person, at the right time, in the right place.

“It was so convenient to be able to get a quick appointment in my own practice”
– Ms E, Accessed Physiotherapy Services within a GP practice, East Ayrshire

“I was referred to the MSK Physio by my GP and had an appointment a week later. Very pleased with the advice offered.”
– Mr T, Accessed Physiotherapy Services within a GP practice, Ayrshire

“It’s helped me understand my condition better and take appropriate exercises to prevent more serious problems later in life.”
– Mr B, Accessed Physiotherapy Services within a GP practice, Ayrshire

“Delighted with the service. The Receptionist signposted me to the Physio and I felt I was seen by the most appropriate person for my condition”.
– Ms B, Accessed Physiotherapy Services within a GP practice,, Ayrshire