From July 20th, 2020 a self referral service will be made avaiable to Brent patients. The service will be provided by Connect Health and is for anyone over the age of 16 who are registered with a GP.
You can find more information here:
- Brent MSK Patient Information Leaflet
- Brent MSK Poster
- Connect Health Information
- Connect Health Website
Brent Integrated Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service is for people with musculoskeletal conditions.
Our team includes specialist clinicians covering all musculoskeletal specialist areas, who can provide a
comprehensive assessment and a range of treatments and management plans in a community setting.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
There are two referral options; GP or self-referral. To self-refer, simply call 0203 795 3429 to speak to one of our Patient Care Advisors, who will be happy to help.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Your initial appointment will most likely involve a telephone assessment by a physiotherapist. They will ask questions about your condition and your general health in order to make a provisional diagnosis, provide instant treatment advice and reassurance and plan your care accordingly. Please note: the telephone assessment is a scheduled appointment and our clinicians will call within the hour of that appointment time from a withheld/private number.
Please therefore be prepared for the call in order to get the most out of this appointment. Following the telephone assessment the clinician will advise on the best course of action for you and your condition including:
- Detailed self-management advice and exercises,
- A further appointment face to face in a physiotherapy clinic for further assessment,
- Our groups and/or educational seminars,
- A referral of your care to a better placed service in the local community
WHAT TO WEAR
During your assessment you might be required to carry out a number of movements to determine the cause of your pain. Therefore we recommend you wear suitable loose fitting clothing, such as t-shirt, shorts, jogging bottoms and underwear that you are comfortable being assessed in.
WHERE WILL I BE SEEN?
Our clinics are based in two community locations: Wembley Centre for Health & Care and Willesden Centre for Health & Care. You will be offered the earliest appointment available but you will also be given a choice of venues so you can choose a location which is best for you.
WHAT IF I NEED TO GO TO HOSPITAL?
If after your physiotherapy treatment it is felt you may need to see a Consultant this will be discussed with you. A referral to our in-house specialist CATS team will be made for a further assessment of your condition. This team can order any appropriate investigations needed or transfer your care to a hospital setting.