Preferred Educational Provider

What is a preferred educational provider?

The title “Preferred Educational Provider” ensures that the external educational provider is providing a high quality learning experience for all students with the educational content placing patients at the heart of professional learning and development, reflecting the values of the MACP.

All Preferred Educational Providers ensure:

  • Patient and practitioner safety if applicable
  • The integrity, quality and value of the learning experience
  • Processes to manage concerns about educational content provision
  • Financial and operational viability of the provider is evident
  • Equality and diversity policies underpin all aspects of the educational content delivery to foster equality of opportunity and to respect diversity and variations of opinions
  • Educational content is mapped to IFOMPT standards
  • The objectives and aims of the MACP are upheld at all times

Current Educational Providers:

Physio Matters

Physio Matters are now a preferred educational partner for the MACP having mapped their CPD library against both the HEE FCP Roadmap and the IFOMPT MSK Standards. MACP members of all levels will receive exclusive discounted access to Physio Matters premium membership and use of its interactive mapping document which signposts users to content that will suit their learning needs.

MACP Chair, Helen Welch, explains that the "The MACP welcomes the opportunity to work with Physio Matters in providing high quality educational opportunities for our members and are pleased to welcome Physio Matters as a preferred educational partner.  We look forward to building on our established relationship with Physio Matters to continue to advance standards in musculoskeletal education, research and clinical practice."

Physio Matters Founder and CEO, Jack Chew, describes the new landmark partnership "MSK practice currently faces both huge challenges and great opportunities. The Advanced Practice roadmap has finally given us an objective standard to mark quality against just as the pandemic has exposed us to learning options to suit all tastes and styles. Both Physio Matters and the MACP care deeply about raising standards in MSK practice through aspiring to evidence informed practice and pragmatic, expertly applied clinical reasoning. Together we plan to say goodbye to inter and intra-professional tribalism and hello to an inclusive and aspirational community of practice where we celebrate innovation and ambition together! 

At Physio Matters, we have been very impressed with the MACP’s reforms in recent years including affiliate membership to all interested MSK Physios.  MACP members now have access to an excellent CPD training records platform run by FourteenFish. We intend to work closely with the MACP and their FourteenFish platform to optimise the learning experience of MACP members and encourage Physio Matters supporters to look again at the MACP’s routes to membership which are increasingly varied, accessible and credible."