Musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment service (MCATS)

The musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment service (MCATS) provides assessment and management of patients with non-urgent orthopaedic, musculoskeletal or rheumatology conditions.

The service manages patients with non-urgent conditions including non-specific low back pain and joint/soft tissue complaints, that may require corticosteroid injections and/or further investigation and diagnostic tests.

The team is made up of specialist extended scope practitioner physiotherapists and GPs with special interests. Orthopaedic consultant outreach clinics are also provided within the service.

Patient information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham

Musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment service (MCATS)
Porters Avenue Health Centre
234 Porters Avenue

Tel:  0300 300 1768
Fax: 0203 644 2880
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm

Other locations:

Vicarage Fields Health Centre
Vicarage Drive
IG11 7NR
Tel: 0300 300 1768
Fax: 0208 276 7048


Referrals will be accepted by choose and book. Please refer to the For clinicians page for more information.