MSK (Musculoskeletal) Service

The service is designed to triage, assess and provide the primary management of musculoskeletal conditions with referral on to clinical specialties for enhanced clinical decision making and surgical management.

The MSK service is a single point of access for the populations it serves. Referrals are triaged to check red flags have not been inappropriately referred and rapidly screened to ensure patients are seen by the best practitioner for their condition.

MSK services are delivered by clinical teams working in pathways integrated across skills and locations. Where possible they are delivered in truly multi-disciplinary and integrated service contexts. The teams make use of advanced diagnostics through direct access to MRI and ultrasound and work with rheumatology, pain management and orthotics whenever necessary.

Integrated working means high levels of skill and governance.

Informative feedback to primary care referrers assists continual improvement of the appropriateness and quality of referrals.

People requiring secondary care interventions, including surgery are referred with all appropriate health screening and diagnostic information to avoid the need for duplication and minimise the need for further pre-operative assessment.

Coverage

Bognor Regis, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham, Worthing

How To Access

GPs and health professionals can refer patients

Contact Details

Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital:
Tel: 01243 623 601
Fax: 01243 623 934
Email: SC-TR.MSKReferrals@nhs.net

The Vale Primary Care Centre - Haywards Heath:
Tel: 01444 450627

Opening Hours

Clinics open at various time from 8.30am to 5pm - please contact your local clinic for details.

How to find us

Clinics at:

  • Crawley Hospital Physiotherapy Dept

  • Horsham Hospital Physiotherapy Dept

  • The Vale Primary Care Centre

  • Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital

  • Littlehampton Health Centre

  • Worthing Hospital

  • Northbourne Surgery (Shoreham-by-Sea)

  • Southlands Hospital (Shoreham-by-Sea)

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