Dear East Coast Community Healthcare CIC,
I'm writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
Request 1: Please provide details of the number of referrals received by the Trust/Organisation for patients to physiotherapy service for the following financial years: i) 2016/17, ii) 2017/18 and iii) 2018/2019
Request 2: Please confirm or deny whether the Trust/Organisation provides Musculoskeletal (MSK) services that include first contact physiotherapists in General Practice
Request 3: Please confirm or deny whether patients can self-refer to physiotherapy services within the MSK services provided by the Trust/Organisation
Request 4: The amount of time taken between a referral (regardless of its source) to physiotherapist being made and the patient’s first appointment with the physiotherapist
a) Please provide details of the average time taken for the following financial years: i) 2016/17, ii) 2017/18 and iii) 2018/2019
b) If this is not available, please confirm if another entity, and if so which, holds this information for patients in the locality.
c) If this information is not held by you or another health body in your area, please confirm if referral to treatment times for physiotherapist appointments used to be recorded and if so, when did this cease to be measured?
I look forward to your response.
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