The Joint Clinic Booking (JCB) service deals with first clinic appointments for the following specialist services within North Somerset. If you wish to refer a patient, please select the relevant service below and complete the referral form.
Please read these notes before completing a referral form for the JCB service. If you are unsure if your referral meets the criteria, please review the relevant service page under Our Services Completed forms should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to refer a patient to our Falls Prevention Service, please complete the referral form.
The Musculoskeletal Interface Service
This service deals with musculoskeletal referrals that may require decision-making in order to establish the best course treatment from a range of options including steroid injection therapy, investigations such as MRI or ultrasound scanning, or referral to a surgeon.
We review each referral and decide the appropriate service it requires. Some referrals are accepted for assessment within the service; others may be referred directly to an orthopaedic surgeon.
This service provides triage and intervention for musculoskeletal conditions with the following criteria for patients who are referred for orthopaedic assessment:
Diagnosis is uncertain
Orthopaedic surgical referral may be required
They have not responded to physiotherapy/podiatry
Advice is needed regarding diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis
A possible MRI or other specialist investigation is needed
A specialist steroid injection may be required
They require access to biomechanical podiatry
They can travel to an outpatient department.
You can refer electronically to this service via the orthopaedic pathway on e-Referral. Referrals are also directed from the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service and other health care professionals.
Please contact us for further details: 01275 341937.
Please note any queries relating to a new patient appointment should be directed to the Joint Clinic Booking Service on 01275 546600. Any other queries should be directed to the MSK Service directly.
'No Worries!' Confidential Teenage Health Service
If you wish to refer a patient to our 'No Worries!' Confidential Teenage Health Service, please complete the referral form.
Essential criteria: Patients must be registered with a North Somerset GP Practice and be aged 75 years or older OR be aged between 65 - 75 years with any of the following:
2 or more co-morbidities
In a nursing/residential home or community hospital
With Edmonton Frailty score of moderate and above (10 and above)
On GPs high risk admission list
Clinical advice is also offered to support clinicians to manage patients in the community without a specialist appointment. Queries are taken via the Clinical Hub (01275 888400) and the team will respond either the same day or the next. Please note this is not an urgent or emergency service.