REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Acute knee & shoulder clinics

Checked: 20-08-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 19-08-2019

Acute knee clinic - NBT

An urgent, Acute Knee clinic is available on e-referrals, at NBT. This clinic deals with soft tissue injuries. Fractures are dealt with at the specific fracture clinic.

Refer patients with acute injury to the knee suspicious of traumatic cartilage, ligament or meniscal pathology.

MATS previously have advised that due to the acute nature of these clinics that referrals to these acute clinics do not need to be submitted via MATS.

Practices should submit these direct through e-Referral to ‘Urgent, Orthopaedics, Knee’.

 

 

Acute shoulder clinic - NBT

An urgent, Acute Shoulder clinic is available on e-referrals, at NBT. This clinic deals with soft tissue injuries. Fractures are dealt with at the specific fracture clinic.

The remit of the acute shoulder clinic is as follows: 

Refer patients with suspected ACUTE rotator cuff injury

Criteria for Referral:

  • Suspected traumatic acute rotator cuff injury.
  • Age 30-60 (including those in this age range who have suffered a traumatic anterior GHJ dislocation).
  • Recent trauma, functioning arm to non-functioning arm

MATS previously have advised that due to the acute nature of these clinics that referrals to these acute clinics do not need to be submitted via MATS.

Practices should submit these direct through e-Referral to ‘Urgent, Orthopaedics, Shoulder/elbow’

Fracture Clinics

See the Fracture Clinic section for details on referring to the individual fracture clinics at NBT, UHB and WAHT.