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  NHS Physiotherapy Service

From April 2013 the NHS physiotherapy service accessed from your GP practice will be provided by Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) and not your local GP.

Please see changes to services under MSK Integrated Care Services.

Who are Sussex Community NHS Trust?

We are the main provider of NHS community health services in West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

From 1st April we will provide physiotherapy clinics at the following sites:

• Arundel & District Hospital • Pulborough Medical Centre

• Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital

• Selsey Medical Centre

• Henfield Medical practice

• St. Richard’s Hospital Physiotherapy, Chichester

• Loxwood Medical practice • Steyning Health Centre

• Midhurst Community Hospital • Witterings Medical Centre

Patients can also be seen by Sussex Community NHS Trust colleagues at Horsham Hospital.

 

Referrals to the service can be made by your GP to our central booking office or a self-referral form can be completed.

To self refer please complete the form to the best of you ability and either hand this in the surgery or post it to Bognor War Memorial Hospital, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis PO22 9PP.

 Physiotherapy Self Referral Form

 

What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

Problems with bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves are are called musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of physiotherapy is to alleviate pain, restore normal movement and help return the body to its natural balance.

What are the benefits of the new physiotherapy service?

Extensive experience in delivering physiotherapy care to patients. Teams are integrated across all locations, ensuring fair and consistent access to high quality physiotherapy services. Over 30 years experience in West Sussex. Highly experienced specialist physiotherapists. Use of best practice. Established links with other NHS services nationally if we need to refer you to other clinical specialists.

What additional services do you provide?

Other services that are available within the trust include:

Hydrotherapy

Back pain rehabilitation classes

Acupuncture Lower limb rehabilitation classes Pregnancy related back pain service lead by specialist physiotherapist Specialist hand therapy service linked to our orthopaedic consultants Specialist women’s health physiotherapy Specialist musculoskeletal assessment and treatment clinic Links with chronic pain services Links with rheumatology services

Who to contact at Sussex Community NHS Trust?

For general queries about these changes please contact:

Roni Lawes, Service Manager at Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital,

Shripney Road, Bognor Regis PO22 9PP

Tel: 01243 623858 Mobile: 07769741033 Email: roni.lawes@nhs.net

Website:

www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services

 

 

 
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