North Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (NTIMS) is a community service developed to help patients with musculoskeletal problems manage their condition in the most effective way.

It provides

Clinical assessment and appropriate treatment for musculoskeletal conditions by a range of practitioners including physiotherapists, specialist physiotherapists and general practitioners with Specialist Interests.

The service sees patients with musculoskeletal conditions, for example spinal pain, sciatica, degenerative joint conditions, soft tissue problems and persistent musculoskeletal pain conditions. Treatments offered include; self-care advice, exercise therapy, manual therapy, soft tissue and joint injection therapy, pain management strategies.

Your care

The service is available to all patients aged 18 and over who are registered with a North Tyneside GP and is accessed by GP referral. The service is designed to identify the most appropriate care for each patient; this could be musculoskeletal physiotherapy or assessment by an Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner (GP or Specialist Physiotherapist). The service aims to enhance the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, support patients with self-management and investigate and treat patients where appropriate.

Location

We hold clinics at a number of locations across North Tyneside including local GP surgeries and North Tyneside General Hospital.

  • North West - Forest Hall Health Centre, Oxford Centre, Woodlands Park
  • Wallsend  - Wallsend Health Centre, Garden Park Surgery, Portugal Place Health Centre
  • Whitley Bay - Whitley Bay Health Centre, Shiremoor Resource Centre
  • North Shields - Priory Medical Group, Collingwood Surgery – New York branch

Advanced MSK practitioner (ESP/GPSI) clinics are held at North Tyneside General Hospital. This ensures investigations and diagnostics can be carried out in one visit.

Clinic times

Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm

Evening Clinics: Tuesday and Thursday

Saturday Clinics: North Tyneside General Hospital

Contacting the service

If you need to cancel or change your appointment you can contact the service on 0191 203 1331 between 8:30am and 5pm.

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