What happens after the first appointment?

We will always write a letter to your GP to keep them up to date and you will also receive a copy. After your initial consultation there are several options of what happens next, some patients may need further tests, some may require physiotherapy and some may require a minor procedure.

Some conditions may need to be seen by an Orthopaedic consultant to consider surgery where you will need to be seen in hospital. If you need an onward referral the service will directly refer you to the consultant at the hospital and they will contact you about an appointment. The hospital will have access to the diagnostic test so they will not need to be repeated.