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Services and treatments

All referrals that come in to this service are reviewed by one of our extended scope practitioners. They will then decide who you will see depending upon your condition.

We will book you an appointment with either the clinician in the Orthopaedic Triage Service or, in some cases, we may need to refer you directly to the local hospitals or, to another NHS service, the Multidisciplinary Pain Service or back to your GP with guidance.

The Orthopaedic Triage Service is a service for patients who typically have more complex musculoskeletal conditions or those who may require surgery. Our team team consists of Extended Scope Physiotherapists and Podiatrists (ESPs), who will provide an assessment, request investigations, provide a range of treatments including joint/soft tissue injections as well as refer to hospital services if required.