Data for Impact - pivotal to the future of private physiotherapy

Data for Impact is our online, standardised, data collection tool created by us in collaboration with the University of Brighton. You can use it to input and analyse data on your practice, patients, treatments and outcomes.

All the details of how to input your data are found here

Find answers to your questions here


Getting started 

Get useful help and tips by downloading our "Getting started" booklet

Getting started

Making the most of your data

Read useful hints and tips on how best to use your tailor-made reports to enhance your business.

Making the most of your data


Is it acceptable to collect data during a patient’s treatment?

We are also aware of the HCPC Physiotherapy Standards of proficiency - Standard 12 which can be found here

This includes the requirement for registrant physiotherapists to recognise the need to monitor, evaluate, and assure the quality of practice and recognise the value of contributing to the generation of data for quality assurance and improvement programmes.

For the collection of data to become a recognised part of patient care, there does need to be a change in culture that we feel confident can be led by Physio First members who join our Data for Impact (DfI) project and who also become Quality Assured Practitioners (QAPs). It really boils down to communication between the clinician and the patient, so that our patients can learn the value of data collection to patient care.

Collection of data during a patient’s treatment session is, in our opinion, not only acceptable but an inevitable development that is supported by the HCPC regulations. It will, however take time for this practice to become something that we all feel comfortable in deploying. 

[Reviewed - September 2018]

Patient consent form and patient information sheet

You will receive electronic copies of these documents once you’ve signed up for Data for Impact.

National interim reports

Members of Physio First can access the latest reports from our analysed data. 

Standardised data collection surveys

Our Data for Impact project has developed from our early standardised data collection snapshot surveys on individual areas of practice. Although we have updated our reporting methods and now have more up-to-date information, the outcomes covered in the original data collection projects are still relevant and of interest and can be viewed on the members’ area of our website here.

Data for Impact – Chairman’s view


Data for Impact – a valuable resource



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