Spinal and musculoskeletal assessment service (SMAS)

The spinal and musculoskeletal assessment service (SMAS) 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. Orthopaedic consultant outreach clinics are also provided within the service. The service has regular spinal MDTs with consultants from neurosurgery and pain management.

Patient information

Contact our service in Havering

Spinal and Musculoskeletal Assessment Service (SMAS)
1st Floor, Harold Wood Polyclinic
(via King's Park Housing Estate)
Harold Wood

Tel:  0300 300 1856

Email:  adultmskservices@nelft.nhs.uk


Referrals will be accepted from GP practices, via E-referrals Service.