Allied Health Professional MSK toolkit

March 2012

The Department of Health has said that the NHS could save millions and provide better care by involving more Allied Health Professionals such as podiatrists in patient care.  The Department says that physiotherapists, dietitians, podiatrists, speech and language therapists and other Allied Health Professionals can have a dramatic impact on care for people including those with musculoskeletal problems.

A new series of online toolkits, launched today, will help the NHS identify how therapists can intervene at different stages of a patient's condition to improve patient care whilst saving on costs.  The toolkits are designed for commissioners and explain how to maximise allied health professionals’ contribution to the patient pathway.

The musculoskeletal toolkit can be downloaded here