Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

First Contact Physiotherapist/Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 259-2764014CSS

Barts Health NHS Trust
Royal London Hospital, London
£52,643 - £58,558 per annum inc

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

First Contact Practitioner – 1 year Fixed Term

Physiotherapist, Band 8a

Who are we?

Barts Health NHS Trust has a vision to be a high performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London
and beyond. Barts Health have partnered with East End Health Network (EEHN) which comprises four primary care practices within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. EEHN serves a diverse community of 40,000 people. They have a history of delivering innovative services and work across community and secondary services to ensure high quality health care for their patients.

The Role…

We are looking for an experienced physiotherapist to work in a first contact practitioner role in a primary care setting delivering expert MSK management to patients at the beginning of the pathway. You will also have the opportunity to work across Barts Health secondary care clinics providing expert assessment alongside the wider MDT.

The Team…

You will be joining a large and diverse MSK team that spans across whole MSK pathway. This comprises GPs, nurse practitioners and other members of the Primary care team, Physiotherapists, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, GPs with special MSK interest and Secondary Care Consultants.

What you will be doing…

You will be working mainly in GP practices that form the EEHN, in a first contact role for adult MSK conditions. You will lead service development and review, ensuring the service is able to provide safe, high quality, evidence based, and holistic management of primary care patients. You will also be expected to work in secondary care clinics, with the support of the wider MDT, to ensure development of advanced practice skills and integration into the MSK pathway.

Your Opportunities…

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop advanced clinical, leadership, research and educational skills. This is supported with a mix of internal and external development pathways such as the FCP road map, Quality Improvement training and the opportunity to participate in post-graduate HEI courses.


We would love to hear from you if you feel that you meet the criteria.

If you have any questions, please get in touch:

Matt Field (Advanced Practice Physiotherapist)

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo