Chalfonts PCN


The Chalfonts Primary Care Network (PCN) is made up of the three GP practices based in Chalfont St. Peter.

These are:

  • The Allan Practice
  • The Hall Practice
  • The Misbourne Surgery

Our Clinical Director is Dr Nicola Turner.

For more information on PCNs please see the animation and information below.

Primary Care Networks Animation – click here to view

Physiotherapy in Chalfonts Primary Care Network

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health issues are the most common cause of repeat GP appointments and account for around 1 in 5 of all GP appointments. Most of them can be dealt with effectively by a physiotherapist without any need to see the GP.

What is a musculoskeletal first contact physiotherapist?

  • First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are advanced practitioners working within primary care with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
  • FCPs see patients with (suspected or diagnosed) MSK conditions as the first point of contact, instead of a GP, and can be accessed directly by contacting the practice’s reception.

What do FCPs do during appointments?

  • A typical FCP appointment involves assessment, diagnosis and first-line treatment. FCPs can also refer patients for a course of physiotherapy treatment, using the same pathways as GPs.
  • As a person-centred service, most appointments include self-management advice, social prescribing, and discussions about physical activity and fitness for work.

How long are FCP appointments?

  • FCP appointments are longer than typical GP appointments and 20 minute appointments allow for safe and effective consultation.

How can appointments be booked?

  • As FCPs work with the practice, appointments can be made via your practice