DMC currently provides MSK at the following location;

+    Redbridge CCG
       Loxford Polyclinic
       417 Ilford Lane
       Town Centre
       Ilford
       IG1 2PF

Information for GPs: Conditions you can refer to us

Inclusions
+       Referrals for any MSK condition (inclusive of all secondary care conditions)
+       
Joint injections
+       
Patients who do not have a suspected musculoskeletal condition
+       
Patients under the age of 18
+       
Patients requiring home visits
+       
Referrals sent via email, fax or post
+       
Incomplete, inappropriate or poor quality referrals
+       
Osteopathy referrals

Exclusions Red Flags
+       Cauda Equina
+       Suspected cancer (follow 2 week wait pathway)
+       Progressive / severe neurological deficit
+       Suspicion of inflammatory arthritis
+       Trauma; suspected fracture, dislocation or infection
+       Acute distal biceps rupture
+       All other acute complete tendon ruptures
+       Cauda Equina
+       Suspected cancer (follow 2 week wait pathway)
+       Progressive / severe neurological deficit
+       Suspicion of inflammatory arthritis
+       Trauma; suspected fracture, dislocation or infection
+       Acute distal biceps rupture
+       All other acute complete tendon ruptures

Musculoskeletal Triage Service

The DMC Musculoskeletal Triage Service provides a high-quality clinical assessment service for patients with a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition. Our experienced clinicians carefully direct patients to the most appropriate treatment option – consistently improving outpatient utilisation, whilst decreasing inappropriate referrals.

Benefits of Our Service

+      Faster access to the correct assessment and specialist treatment
+      
Efficient treatment pathways
+      
Access to the diagnostic tests a patient may need before seeing specialist
+      
Direct referral to physiotherapy if needed
+      Post-Assessment Referral

Following the patient’s assessment, they may be referred to another service for treatment. These include:

+      Orthopaedic
+      Rheumatology
+      Pain Management
+      Physiotherapy
+      Diagnostics
+      Podiatry
+      Counselling Services