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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Musculoskeletal Interface Service

Checked: 26-02-2018 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 26-02-2019

Service Overview

The Musculoskeletal interface service (MIS) is the MSK triage service for North Somerset. Referral criteria and advice if available via the link.

Refer via e-Referrals

The service is for patients who have not responded to normal GP care such as pain relief and physiotherapy.

Please also consider INNF policies for orthopaedics prior to referral.


Pre-operative optimisation

If there is a possibility that a patient may need surgery as an outcome of their referral then consider the Pre-op assessment guidelinesMany routine operations are cancelled due to modifiable pre-operative conditions including poorly controlled diabetes, poorly controlled hypertension, iron deficiency anaemia and other conditions. Pre- operative optimisation in primary and secondary care can help to reduce cancellations and improve operation outcomes.