Musculoskeletal and physiotherapy information

You asked

I am in the process of trying to collate data from all UK CCGs on the effectiveness of this set-up and would like to enquire whether you use such a triage system in your CCG? If this is the case, then I would be very grateful if you could let me know if you collect any data that you would be able to share? This could be in the form of:     

cost of the triage service to the CCG  

who runs the triage service i.e. private firm or NHS group  

number of patients referred for triage  

average time taken from primary care referral to being triaged  

percentage of these patients who eventually get referred to secondary care (and how long it took for this decision to be made)  

number of X-rays and MRI scans done  

Any information regarding the set-up of the triage service e.g. are patients seen by a specialist MSk or sports doctor, or is it all specialist physio led?    With regards to the time scale, we are interested in data pre-Covid and post-Covid. Therefore, this would be 1st Sept 2018- 1st Sept 2019 and 1st March 2020 – 1st March 2021.  

Our response

Manchester CCG does not hold this level of detail.  Please direct your query to Manchester Foundation Trust – https://mft.nhs.uk/freedom-of-information/