First Contact Practitioner- Sheena Murdock




Sheena Murdock

My name is Sheena Murdock and I am the First Contact Practitioner for Castlegate & Derwent Surgery, I have been with the team for just over 6 weeks now and have been meeting and helping lot’s of patients during this time.

About Me:

I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 from St Martins college in Carlisle. Since then I have worked around a variety of departments in the local area and finally settled in musculoskeletal out patients in 2013.

Since then I have worked mainly across Allerdale in the physiotherapy team in Sept 2021 I attended Manchester Met university to complete a Msc module in First contact practitioner and advanced practice. Once I had completed this module I was keen to move into the role. I took the opportunity to continue working at Cockermouth.

Type of problems that I can help with?

Joint and Musculoskeletal based problems. Most common ones, neck, back, shoulders or knees. Injuries and ongoing arthritis.

Aim of the role - To provide the best most appropriate care for you, the patients. I will assess you instead of the GPs/Advanced Nurse Practitioners with a more specialist musculoskeletal view. I will be able to diagnose you and/or signpost you for the most appropriate management, whether that be core physio, exercises, investigations or referral onto specialist services. Easier access to assessment and diagnosis leads to a more effective, faster recovery, which allows normal life to be resumed more quickly.

Sheena Murdock

How to book an appointment with me

Contact reception in the same way you would call for a GP or nurse appointment, when asked to explain you have a joint or muscle injury and they will signpost you onto the appropriate list.

Published: Nov 1, 2022