Referrals 

  • GP Referral into Camden MSK Services

    GPs can refer patients into Camden MSK Services using this referral form. Please complete as much information as possible so that your referral can be triaged by into the most suitable Camden MSK service.

    Urgent Rheumatology Referrals

    If you have an urgent rheumatology referral please ensure that the ‘urgent’ box is ticked on the referral form. Please complete the form with as much referral information as possible. Urgent referrals are sent directly to Rheumatology on the day of receipt and followed up with a confirmation of receipt by the Camden MSK Administration Team. They will be triaged by a clinician daily and allocated to an appropriate clinical appointment.

    For any urgent referrals that you feel need to be seen urgently within 24-72 hours please contact switchboard on: UCLH 020 3456 7890 Royal Free: 020 3758 2000. and ask for the on-call rheumatology registrar to discuss your patient or send them to A&E.

    General queries uclh.camdenmskhub@nhs.net

  • Self-Referral to Connect Physioline

    You can self-refer into community physiotherapy services. Simply call 0207 871 0545 to make an appointment. Your initial contact with one of our chartered physiotherapists may be over the phone, where you will either be given advice on appropriate treatment, or a face-to-face consultation will be arranged.

    Should you wish to speak to your GP first, simply make an appointment with your local practice. If your GP refers you, one of our patient care advisers will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an appointment.

  • Camden MSK /InHealth Imaging

    A review of InHealth imaging services has shown that the current provision of direct GP access to InHealth does not fit clinically with Camden MSK’s Single Point of Access (SPOA) process. 

    The SPOA manages patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions using specialist clinical triage to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate imaging, clinical management and treatment. UCLH, InHealth, Camden CCG and Camden MSK GP lead have therefore made a joint decision to remove direct GP referrals to InHealth for all musculoskeletal scans, except DEXA from 1st October 2018.

    All musculoskeletal patients should be referred to the Camden MSK Single Point of Access, including those that would have ordinarily been sent to InHealth directly for imaging. These referrals will be triaged by an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist and directed to the most appropriate clinical service. If you feel that your patient needs a more urgent X-ray you can still refer to hospital services directly as this decision only relates to InHealth imaging requests.

    Please note that you will be able to directly order NON-MSK Images direct from InHealth as usual. This includes:

    • MRI brain
    • Pelvic USS, thyroid USS, scrotal USS, abdominal USS
    • Doppler USS for peripheral vascular disease
    • Echocardiogram, 24 hour ECG

    We envisage that this revised process will save you time in your clinical practise and improve patient management.