Joint, Bone & Muscle Conditions

Who are we?

Telford Musculoskeletal Service offers specialist care to a variety of patients that require further care for musculoskeletal health problems but do not require hospital treatment. Patients may be seen by a Consultant, General Practitioner with special interest in musculoskeletal medicine, an Extended Scope Practitioner, Pain Management specialist or a clinical specialist Podiatrist. Physiotherapy may also be offered to patients following their inital assessment.

Our services

We offer assessment and treatment of a range of musculoskeletal conditions as well as advice and guidance on managing these contiditions. We offer a range of treatment and diagnostics as listed below.

Diagnostics:

  • Bone density scanning
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • X-ray
  • CT Scan

Treatment:

  • Joint injection under ultrasound
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Orthotics
  • Pain Management
  • Referral onward to secondary care services

This Service is a Telford and Wrekin service

The people we see

We see patients who require further management for musculoskeletal conditions provided they do not require hospital treatment. Some of the conditions seen within the service are:

  • Achilles tendonitis
    Ankle joint pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Capsulitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Hip joint pain
  • Impingement
  • Knee joint pain
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Prolpased intervertebral disc
  • Rotator cuff pathology
  • Tennis elbow
  • Thoracic and lumbar back pain
  • Trigger finger
  • Trochanteric bursitis

New patients

New patients can be referred into the service by their General Practitioner via referral through Choose and Book. We only accept referrals for adults aged 18 and over.

Existing patients

Existing patients or patients previously seen within the service can be referred back into the service is the same way as new patients unless within 3 months of discharge then the patient can self refer for the same condition. The same age restrictions apply to existing patients as those that apply to new patients.

What you should bring with you

On initial assessment, patients should wear clothing appropriate for examination and bring a detailed list of current medication.

Frequently asked questions

What should I wear to my appointment?

It doesn't matter what you wear but you may need to undress down to your underwear if this is necessary to examine and treat your injury or condition. If you are coming for treatment to your leg(s) please bring shorts or a loose-fitting skirt with you.

What will happen at my first appointment?

The clinician will show you into an individual room and will introduce themselves. They will ask you a variety of specific questions and then examine you to find out exactly what is wrong. They will explain what the problem you have is and how it is best treated, giving you advice on treatment and exercises to do at home. If you need another appointment, this will be arranged before you leave. This appointment may be with one of the other specialists e.g. Doctor, Physiotherapist or podiatrist depending on the nature of your condition.

The clinician may refer you on for diagnostic tests such as x-ray or scanning or may refer you to our hospital colleagues if this is necessary

What are General Practitioners with special interests?

They are General practitioners (GPs) who supplements their core generalist role in a doctors surgery by delivering an additional high-quality service to meet the needs of patients. They must:

  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of skill and competence to fulfil the role they are specialist in (for example a postgraduate diploma in the relevant field).
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the key role the GPwSI is being asked to fulfil; this is done through a vigorous process and accreditation with a local panel of professionals
  • Understand the appropriate clinical pathway.
  • Understand and participate in the clinical network in relation to the clinical pathway.
  • Set out commitment to ongoing training, updates and education through appropriate appraisal and a personal development plan.
  • Make appropriate indemnity arrangements.
  • Make appropriate peer review and mentoring arrangements.
  • Demonstrate how the role fits the existing portfolio.
  • Provide evidence of professional registration and recognition on a PCT performers list.

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and our "Local Offer"

What is the Local Offer?

The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. You can find out more about information about this on our SEND reforms and Local Offers page.

Service Description

Telford Musculoskeletal Service offers specialist care to a variety of patients that require further care for some MSK conditions. Patients will be seen by either Consultants, specialist health care professionals or GPs with a special interest in each field.

Who can use our service? Age? Disability?

We see patients who are 18 years and over.

How to access our service (inc. referral routes)

New patients can be referred into the service by GPs via referral through Choose and Book.

When and where is our service available?

Please see our "Where are we?" section (right-hand column) for the active list of clinic locations.

How can families contact the service?

Please see our "Contact us" section on this page (right-hand column).

For external agencies: is the service free or charged?

Free

Is the service accredited? If so, by whom?

Care Quality Commission

How can families complain if they are not happy with the service?

All complaints are handled by our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and Complaints teams.

 

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