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Musculoskeletal assessment service (MCATTS)

Expert assessment for musculoskeletal conditions

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The musculoskeletal assessment triage and treatment service (MCATTS) provides expert assessment of muscle and joint conditions performed by advanced physiotherapy practitioners and general practitioners with an interest in musculoskeletal conditions.

We have developed this service in partnership with Lambeth and Southwark so there is quick access to expert assessment for muscle and joint conditions. We work closely with the physiotherapy department, GP practices, orthopaedics, rheumatology and pain management services to ensure people are provided with the right care for their problem. We aim to see you within 10 working days from receiving your referral.

We have specialists in:

  • spinal conditions
  • knee joint
  • wrists and Hands
  • sports injuries
  • shoulder and elbow joints
  • hip joint
  • foot and ankle conditions
  • injection therapy with ultrasound guidance
  • prescribing.

We have access to request further tests for your conditions if needed such as x-rays, blood tests, MRI scans, nerve conduction studies or ultrasound scans. Your clinician will discuss with you whether further tests are required and which ones are appropriate for your condition. Following your assessment with our team, we will work with you to ensure your treatment options are explained so you can decide which treatment would suit you best.


Tel: 020 7188 7612 (9.15am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday).

Information resources

Advice to help with your muscle and joint problems.