QAC Participation Programme

Our new QAC Participation Programme will allow a full member (Practice Principal) to register all their physio team members for the Data for Impact (DfI) scheme and have their clinic work towards our QAC status for a low-cost annual subscription. This will replace our current Part-time Subscriber rate.


What is a QAC Participant?

A QAC Participant is an employed or self-employed member of a full Physio First member’s clinic who that practice principal is entitled to sign-up as a QAC Participant.

A QAC Participant:

  • is NOT a member of Physio First
  • is a new category of DfI participant that the Physio First executive have created to make it easier and less expensive for full member practice principals to register their clinic MSK colleagues to the Physio First DfI Scheme in order to work towards becoming, a QAC.

Please do remember that if you are a QAP and you are a sole practitioner, or the only physio doing MSK in your practice, you will have met all the criteria for becoming a QAC, so you just need to sign that declaration to our UoB team and, once confirmed with them, let our Physio First team know to be acknowledged as a QAC. To contact our UoB team please use: physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk

For details of our QAC Participation Programme, please see here.


What does “being registered for a QAC” mean?

It means that a practice principal is a full member of Physio First and that every MSK member of your clinic team is either:
1) a full or affiliate member of Physio First i.e. someone who is already entitled to participate in the Physio First Data for Impact scheme and therefore able to help a member’s clinic to become a QAC
OR
2) an employed or self-employed part of your clinic team and someone who the practice principal has joined via the QAC Participant Programme.

The QAC Participation Programme is something that the Physio First executive committee have created to make it less expensive for Full Member practice principals to work towards becoming a QAC.

Please do remember that if you are a QAP and you are a sole practitioner, or the only physio doing MSK in your practice, you will have met all the criteria for becoming a QAC, so you just need to sign that declaration to our UoB team and, once confirmed with them, let our Physio First team know to be acknowledged as a QAC. To contact our UoB team please use: physiosurvey@brighton.ac.uk

For details of our QAC Participation Programme, please see here.


What are the other benefits of becoming a QAC”?

  • the Physio First executive are finding other marketplace stakeholders who value QAC and we expect other marketplace benefits to appear during 2022
  • you will be sent a QAC logo to use on your practice website, social media, and email signature, which QAC teams are now starting to use as a conversation point with patients
  • you will receive a QAC certificate to display in your clinic to show your patients you have achieved this quality standard, which QAC teams are using in the same way
  • you have the assurance of your whole clinic meeting quality standards
  • you will receive a report of your clinic statistics and how your clinic met the quality criteria to use to measure and improve your patient outcomes for the whole clinic
  • you can measure your clinic against data from the Physio First national data set
  • if you are registered with Bupa, they recognise you are a Quality Assured clinic and you can take part in any Physio First / Bupa pilot
  • you will be acknowledged as a QAC and can be found using the “Quality Assured Clinic” filter on our Find-a-Physio service

Terms & Conditions for our QAC Participation Programme

Please note that upon enrolling a self-employed and/or employed colleague in our Physio First QAC Participation Programme:

  • All QAC participants must work with a Full Physio First member
  • All MSK physiotherapists working within the same clinic must be enrolled to our Physio First QAC Participation Programme and signed up to the Physio First Data for Impact scheme for the clinic to work towards becoming a QAC
  • No part of the annual fee can be refunded upon cancellation or termination BUT if there is a change in personnel, an existing QAC Participant who is leaving your clinic can be replaced with a new member of your clinic team at any time

Once written notification of a need or desire to cancel or terminate a QAC Participant’s enrolment in our Physio First QAC Participation Programme, Physio First will notify our University of Brighton team who will remove that person from the Physio First Data for Impact scheme.