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NHS DIGITAL SHARING OPT OUT - we would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does NOT include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland. NHS Digital provide services in ENGLAND so are not able to access any data held in Scotland. You are not required to opt out as your data is already safe. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and safeguards are in place to protect this, including when data is used for research. Further information on how NHS Scotland handles your personal information is on the NHS Inform website How the NHS handles your personal health information : NHS Inform

Physiotherapy

If you are suffering from any bone, joint or muscle aches you can contact the practice physiotherapist.

They can:

  • Assess and diagnose what’s going on
  • Provided advice and exercises to help you manage your problem or condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services e.g x-rays, orthopaedics if required

To book, call the practice and ask for an appointment with physiotherapy.

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Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy options:

1. When should I see a GP or GP Advanced physiotherapy practitioner (GPAPP) in my GP Surgery?

  • If you are not sure that the problem is MSK, or that physiotherapy rehabilitation is the right treatment option for you, or you would like an assessment and to discuss your treatment options
  • If you feel your referral to MSK out patients is urgent


If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below you must contact your GP surgery or NHS111

  • Fainting
  • Bowel/bladder problems
  • Reduced or altered sensation in your groin, genitals or back passage area
  • Weakness in both legs
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Swallowing problems
  • Speech impairment
  • History of cancer

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2. When should I self refer to MSK out patients physiotherapy

  • If your referral is routine and you are over 16
  • You have ONE MSK condition /area you would like assessed.
  • You can attend the outpatient clinic

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Please see below:

How to self refer to physiotherapy.pdf

MSK Self Ref v5.pdf


If your problem is urgent, severe or getting worse then you should call NHS 111 or contact your GP practice

 
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