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Table 2 Characteristics of the sites and Physiotherapists and Podiatrists

From: A comparative case study of prescribing and non-prescribing physiotherapists and podiatrists

Pair Case study site No. Patients
Recruited
Type of PP Job Title Setting Location in England * Age Salary band Full or part time < 30 h in practice Education highest Single or
multi-professional team
Patient questionnaire 1 Follow up- Patient Questionnaire2 Prescriptions
1 1 49 PO-IP General/Private Private London 71 8a Full time Doctorate single 40 N/A 0
2 46 PO-NP General/Private Private London 47 12 Full time Masters single 35 N/A n/a
2 3 33 PO-IP Specialist Secondary care, NHS
In/outpatient
Wessex 41 7 Full time Masters multi-professional 22 19 6
8 37 PO-NP Specialist NHS primary & secondary (& private) Kent, Surrey, Sussex 39 6 Full-time Degree single 25 22 n/a
3 10 51 PO-IP Surgeon/consultant NHS secondary (& private) Oxford 59 9 Full time Masters multi-professional 32 38 3
6 42 PO-NP Surgeon/consultant NHS secondary North East &
North Cumbria
47 9 Part-time Masters multi-professional 26 23 n/a
4 7 6 PT-IP Specialist Community London 31 7 Part-time Masters multi-professional 25 N/A 0
4 11 PT-NP Specialist NHS Primary, Community care Kent, Surrey, Sussex 47 8a Full time Masters multi-professional 25 N/A n/a
5 9 42 PT-IP Specialist Primary, community
Social enterprise
Kent, Surrey, Sussex 46 8a Full time Diploma multi-professional 2 2 3
5 38 PT-NP Surgeon/consultant Tier 2 NHS ESP
assessment service
Wessex 42 8a Part-time Doctorate multi-professional 6 3 n/a
6 11 41 PT-IP Specialist Acute Foundation Trust Northwest coast 58 8a Full time Masters multi-professional 27 29 0
12 35 PT-NP Surgeon/consultant NHS secondary care Kent, Surrey, Sussex 48 8c Full time Masters multi-professional 19 23 n/a
7 13 21 PT-IP Specialist NHS primary & community
Social enterprise
Kent, Surrey, Sussex 52 8a Full time Masters multi-professional 8 16 3
14 36 PT-NP Specialist Primary & community
Social enterprise
Kent, Surrey, Sussex 38 8a Full time Masters multi-professional 23 20 n/a
Totals   488           315 195 15
  1. Job title: Surgeon/Consultant (consultant physiotherapists, consultant podiatric surgeons) General/Private (physiotherapists practitioners, physiotherapists, podiatrists)
  2. Specialist (e.g. Clinical specialist physiotherapists, extended scope physiotherapist clinical specialist podiatrists, clinical lead or senior podiatrists)