Physio Direct: Scarborough and Ryedale patients can now get advice from a physiotherapist without seeing their GP first

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new Physio Direct service for adults who are registered with a Scarborough or Ryedale GP and have problems affecting their joints and muscles.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 29th October 2020, 12:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th October 2020, 2:10 pm

This allows patients to get advice from a physiotherapist without seeing their GP first.

The service has been set up to allow patients, aged over 18, to get advice quickly from professionals specialising in this field, about neck or back pain, recent injuries and muscle or joint problems.

Similar services are provided across the UK and have shown that offering direct access to a physiotherapist for these problems means that many conditions improved quickly.

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To access the new service, patients simply need to call the Customer Access Service on 01653 609609.

This is available seven days a week, 8am-6pm, where they will be booked into a prompt telephone triage appointment with a physiotherapist.

To find out more, visit the Humber website at https://www.humber.nhs.uk/news/?postid=118514