Forty Willows Surgery

Forty Willows Surgery, 46 Forty Lane, Wembley, Middx, HA9 9HA

TelTelephone: 0203 376 3100

Out of hours: 111

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP)

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Low back and neck pain are the greatest cause of years lost to disability in the UK, with chronic joint pain or osteoarthritis affecting more than 8.75 million people. In addition, musculoskeletal conditions also account for 30% of all GP appointments.

By 2024, all adults in England will to be able to see a musculoskeletal first contact physiotherapist at their local GP practice without being referred by a GP.

The vast majority of musculoskeletal first contact practitioners are physiotherapists with enhanced skills. They can help patients with musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pain by:

  • assessing and diagnosing issues
  • giving expert advice on how best to manage their conditions
  • referring them onto specialist services if necessary.

Patients with back and joint pain, including conditions such as arthritis, will now be able to contact their local physiotherapist directly, rather than waiting to see a GP or being referred to hospital. Patients can also see a physiotherapist by speaking to the GP practice receptionist or by being referred by their GP.

By making it easier for patients to access physiotherapist, patients will have quicker access to diagnosis and treatment, helping them to manage their conditions more effectively and recover faster, so they can get back to normal life quickly.  They will help GPs to manage their workload more effectively, and reduce the need for onward referrals.

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Criteria of appointment Booking

Practice Information

Forty Willows Surgery

Forty Willows Surgery, 46 Forty Lane, Wembley, Middx, HA9 9HA

Practice Opening hours

The practice is open during the following times:

Monday 08:00 -19:30
Tuesday 08:00 -18:30
Wednesday 08:00 -18:30
Thursday 08:00 -19:30
Friday 07:00-18:30

Practice News

Telephone lines closed between 13:00-14:00

From 01/08/2022 our telephone lines will be closed between 13:00 and 14:00 The surgery and reception desk will remain open during this time. If you would like to book an appointment, you can use, or contact us via an online consultation from the practice website.

eConsult Switch Off 21/07/2022

From 13:00 on 21/07/2022 eConsult will be switched off to facilitate transition to PATCHs, our new online consultation provider. PATCHs will go live on Friday 22/07/2022 You can register to use PATCHs here: By registering you will have easy access to a range of services from your computer or smartphone, including: – reporting symptoms to […]