Welcome

Surrey iMSK is an NHS service provided by Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We have been commissioned by North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group to provide a comprehensive musculoskeletal service to the local population in NW Surrey and beyond.

Where does it hurt?

Musculoskeletal pain can occur in many parts of your body.  For help on your condition, please click on your pain location on the body map or choose from the options below:

Each section is divided into the following areas:

  • What do I do if I have pain?
  • How can I help myself?
  • When should I seek medical attention?
  • What treatments are available?
  • How do I get help?

Some areas also include simple exercises that you can do under supervision of your clinician.

We have also included copies of our patient literature and links to useful websites such as NHS Choices.

If you think you have a fracture or broken bone please do not come to the iMSK service, as these types of injuries need to be looked at urgently. Please either contact your GP, go to your local walk-in-centre or go straight to your nearest A&E. Further details are available here.

 

What are musculoskeletal services?

 
The musculoskeletal or ‘locomotor’ system gives people the ability to move. Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries or pain in the body’s joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons and structures that support the limbs, neck and back. There are more than 200 musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis and while it is recognised that these conditions are not life threatening, the effects can have a tremendous influence on people’s quality of life.

Self-management

Click here to see our range of self-management advice and treatments (under supervision from your clinician).

The benefits for patients

 

We have called our service an ‘integrated service’ to reflect the way individual services need to work together to make sure that our patients receive all the care they need, in a joined up way, without having to take themselves from service to service.

This is a new service (from 1 October 2016), and reflects lots of engagement with local patients who told us they wanted to see shorter waiting times, more joined up care and more involvement in their treatment decisions.

You will find lots of information on this website about the services we offer, our teams of highly trained professional staff as well as lots of information on self-care and exercises you can try at home (following advice from your clinician).

Our service includes a comprehensive range of complimentary disciplines including orthopaedics, podiatry, orthotics, rheumatology, chronic pain services, occupational therapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. These services are delivered by a wide range of professionals, all working together in our integrated service. These include: orthopaedic surgeons, extended scope practitioners, physiotherapists, other manual therapists, rheumatologists, pain management specialists, podiatrists and psychologists.