For clinicians

Service lead: Helen Gibbs - MSK lead Barking and Dagenham MCATS and SMAS (Havering) services
Tel: 01708 576477

The service has regular spinal multidisciplinary team meetings with consultants from neurosurgery and pain management.


Referrals will be accepted from GP practices via choose and book.

Criteria: Patients aged over 16 years who are registered with a GP in Havering.

Exclusions: Patients whose condition is of non-musculoskeletal origin. Patients who require surgery with radiological evidence of pathology. Patients who require surgery for conditions such as Dupuytren’s contracture, excision of lumps/cysts or patients who have seen an orthopaedic consultant for the same problem in the past 12 months.