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The Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment (MSK CATS) Service is a primary care assessment, diagnostic and management service run by Extended Scope Physiotherapists and GP’s with a musculoskeletal special interest (GPwSI’s). These are highly expert staff with many years experience in musculoskeletal medicine and close links with secondary care consultants in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology.

Opening Hours

08:30 – 16:30
Monday – Friday


This service is for:

  • Musculoskeletal patients for whom conservative management has not worked
  • Assessment of complex musculoskeletal problems
  • Patients that may be suitable for peripheral soft tissue or joint steroid injections
  • Screening of patients who may need secondary care intervention.

This service provides:
  • Expert musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and management planning
  • Assessment for suitability and delivery of soft tissue and joint steroid injections
  • Direct referral for investigations (MRI, US, Xray, EMG/ NCS, bloods)
  • Streamlined onward referral into secondary care if necessary
  • Referral to MSK Physiotherapy and Podiatry
  • Self management advice, reassurance and explanation

Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment exclusion criteria (exceptions for direct referral to secondary care):
  • Screened systemic inflammatory disease requiring medical management
  • Suspicion of serious pathology (malignancy, infection, etc)
  • Signs of cord compression / cauda equina syndrome
  • Suspicion of recent fracture requiring intervention
  • Age under 16 years

This service is provided at:
Bounds Green Health Centre
1A Gordon Road
N11 2PA

Holloway Community Health Centre
11 Hornsey Street,
N7 8GG
Tel: 020 3316 8840 

Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre,

151 Park Road,
N8 8JD
Tel: 020 3074 2720

Lordship Lane Primary Care Health Centre,
239 Lordship Lane,
N17 6AA.
Tel: 020 3224 4111
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