NHS: Physio waiting times as long as four months

Freedom of information request shows

Adam Saville
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Patients with strains and sprains risk developing long-term mobility problems, physiotherapist warns

People waiting as long as 132 days to see a physiotherapist in England, a freedom of information (FOI) request by Equipsme has revealed. NHS England does not publish waiting times for physiotherapy referral, so the FOI is a rare glimpse at the disparity of service levels across parts of the UK. On average, patients are waiting an average of 45 days for routine checks and 18 days for urgent appointments in England - higher than they were two years ago. In 21 of the 106 NHS trusts which responded to the FOI request, the wait was over two months (60 days) for a routine appointment. ...

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