The scope of physiotherapy has developed significantly over the past twenty years with increasing opportunities to improve the patient experience through the development of both advanced and consultant level practice in the UK. This presentation will review developments to date and discuss practical examples of how these roles have improved services. Opportunities for the further development of roles and a possible road map for personal development towards advancing and consultant practice will be suggested.
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