Physiotherapy Patient Information
From Monday 1st October 2018, if you are 16 years or older and registered with a GP in Newcastle or Gateshead you can now refer yourself to our TIMS service without the need of a GP appointment.
Self-referral is suitable for people with conditions such as:
- Joint pain
- Strains & other injuries.
If you have more of a complex need you may still be advised to see a GP. For more information or to refer yourself www.tims.nhs.uk or call 0191 4452643.
You will be asked the following information.
- Email address
- Contact telephone number
- Registered practice
- Your NHS number (this will be on any correspondence from your GP such as a prescription)
You will then be contacted either by phone, letter or email as to the best way to move forward with your problem. It may be decided that TIMS is not appropriate and you may be directed to another service or to your GP. Once advised of an appointment you will have two weeks to confirm before being discharged from the service.