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NHS MSK First Contact Physiotherapist

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The Role:

Vita Health Group are looking to recruit outstanding candidates to join our NHS – MSK physiotherapy team. You will expertly assess, treat, and manage patients in:

  • First Contact Physiotherapy clinics, predominantly in South East London GP practices.
  • MCATs clinics across VHG’s South East London NHS MSK contracts.
  • Physiotherapy clinics across the above, and other AQP contracts nationally.

(Clinical mentorship and support will reflect the candidates experience, and will provided by the NHS MSK Clinical lead, senior MCATS clinicians, and/ or a Senior Team lead.)

Skills and Experience:


  • A degree in physiotherapy is essential along with HCPC and CSP membership.
  • Minimum 2 years post-graduate experience
  • Previous experience working as a senior physiotherapist in an NHS MSK service.
  • Previous experience assessing and treating adults with axial and peripheral MSK complaints.
  • Experience of corresponding with GPs and secondary care regarding patient care.
  • Possess an understanding of Radiology and blood Investigations for MSK pain
  • Previous experience in a telehealth environment
  • IT literate – intermediate level minimum
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including shared decision making.
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Ability to work individually or within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • An awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent time management skills.


  • MSc Advanced practice Physiotherapy.
  • Previous experience working in a MCATs service delivering MSK FCP/APP clinics.
  • Experience with Virtual triage.
  • MDT working including making direct referrals to secondary care services.
  • Experience with Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement processes
  • MSK Injection therapy
  • Ultrasonography (PG cert or equivalent)
  • Independent prescribing


Skilled Worker Sponsorship

We are pleased to consider applications who require a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship to work in the UK and these will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, they may not be appointed to a post if a suitable candidate with existing right to work in the UK is appointable as we are unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UKVI. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

The Company:

Vita Health Group is a leading UK healthcare provider with over 30 years’ experience delivering best in class physical and mental health services across corporates, NHS and private patients.

We comprise of three leading UK healthcare providers, each with their own great reputation within the healthcare industry; RehabWorks, Workplace Wellness and Crystal Palace Physio Group.

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance, support with continued professional development and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view in full on our website.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. 

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Committed Employer dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our participation in Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme which supports us in ensuring all LGBTQIA+ staff are free to be themselves in the workplace.
  • Our status as a Menopause Friendly Committed employer.
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.


Vita Health Group


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