Electronic consultant level Advice & Guidance can be obtained from GHNHSFT using the NHS e-Referral Service (formerly Choose & Book) within a range of specialties. Please view the resource for further information.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provide Physiotherapy services in Cheltenham and Gloucester for:
The main entry point is via Core services, accessed via the below online self-referral forms, (click, here, for printable links) which the patient can complete themselves if able and willing.
Click the images below for printable self-management posters and business cards with links.
Cheltenham Gloucester Business Cards
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHSFT provide Core Physiotherapy services in the following localities;
Forest of Dean, Newent and Staunton, North Cotswolds, South Cotswolds, Stroud and Berkeley Vale and Tewkesbury for;
To refer a patient to this service, please email your referral document to Adultmskphysiotherapy@glos-care.nhs.uk
Access to an Orthopaedic opinion for any adult lower limb problems is through the MSK Specialist Triage (APS and Orthopaedics) - Adults only. GHNHSFT triage patients within the Gloucester and Cheltenham localities, and GCS triage the five other localities. The two organisations are working closely together to ensure consistency and standardisation of approach.
Direct referral to Orthopaedics for children remains as it currently is.
Triage of adult elective care referrals is an NHS England mandated change that is fully supported by Gloucestershire’s lead orthopaedic consultants.
All MSKAPS and Orthopaedic referrals should be made to 'MSK Specialist Triage' on eRS. This is the only way of accessing Orthopaedics for patients registered with a Gloucestershire GP.
As part of the agreed, countywide strategy, all referrals must be made via e-RS (electronic Referral system). More information on paper referral switch off can be found, here.
The effectiveness and accuracy of triage depends on the quality of information given by the referrer. The MSK referral form outlines the information required by Specialist Triage and by Secondary Care to decide how to manage a patient appropriately. The MSK referral form has been formatted to auto-populate patient’s data (name, date of birth, etc.) in all clinical systems, saving administrative time.
Please follow these links for further information;