Get the right treatment for you and help manage your health service resources
There are a range of healthcare services available to help you find the right expert care to meet your needs. Picking the service most appropriate to your symptoms means you get the right treatment in the right place.
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PHYSIOTHERAPY SELF REFERRAL
WHAT IS SELF-REFERRAL
This is a new way for people to access our service. It allows you to refer yourself for physiotherapy assessment and treatment without having to see your GP first
WHO CAN SELF-REFER?
If you are living in the Belfast Trust area, you are over 16 years of age, you have a neck/back problem, a joint/muscle pain or a recent injury such as a sprain then you can self-refer
WHY SHOULD YOU SELF-REFER?
Self-referral provides you with an easier route into the physiotherapy service. It allows you to receive a timely consultation with a physiotherapist who will provide you with the support and guidance you need to help you manage your condition/injury and get you back to doing the things that matter to you
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR REFERRAL?
Upon receipt of your referral you will receive a confirmation email or a confirmation letter (depending on how you sent your form). Your form will then be reviewed and triaged by a senior physiotherapist. If we need further information from you we will contact you using the details provided on your form. Your referral will then be added to the waiting list. You will be contacted by letter or telephone to invite you to attend an appointment
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOURSELF WHILE YOU WAIT FOR AN APPOINTMENT?
Please see the self-management advice section on: www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/service/musculoskeletal-physio-outpatients/
Please note that self-referral is not a fast track access to the Physiotherapy service, your referral will be categorised on the same basis as referrals from GPs and other sources
This referral option is not available if you require a home-based appointment, are under the care of a consultant for this problem, or if you have neurological / respiratory / continence conditions. If you have Pregnancy related pain please ask your GP/Midwife to direct you to the appropriate service
The NI PEARS service is for patients who develop a sudden eye condition such as:
Pain and/or discomfort in the eyes, or around the eye area
Sudden reduction in vision in one or both eyes
Recent onset or sudden increase of flashes and/or floaters in one or both eyes
Suspected foreign body in the eye
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