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To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVD-19), we are  moving all requests for appointments to a telephone triage system. Please ring us between 08:20 -10:00 am if you need medical advice for acute conditions. After the doctors call, patients who need to be seen in person will be given a face to face appointment at the surgery.

Alongside telephone, video, face to face appointment we now have online consultations.

This health advice can be accessed either via https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/the-ridgeway-surgery   

Or for patients who have an online access, can access it via the "health advice" tab. 

 

First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service

Nightingales PCN now has a new First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service who will be working alongside the teams at each of the 6 PCN surgeries.

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are physiotherapists based in GP surgeries with an expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which means you may not need to see a GP.

You will be assessed by the first contact physiotherapist, who will then recommend the most effective treatment options for you. This may also include onwards referrals for investigations or to other services.

If you are registered with any of the following practices, you will be able to access the FCP service:



    • Hollyoaks Medical Centre

    • Hollywood Medical Practice

    • Winyates Health Centre

    • Crabbs Cross Surgery

    • Crabbs Cross Medical Practice

    • The Ridgeway Surgery



If you are aged over 16 and are concerned about a musculoskeletal problem you may be offered an appointment with the FCP.

These types of concerns may include:

Joint pain

Tendon or ligament problems

Muscle pain

Sporting injuries

Neck pain

Back pain

Soft tissue injuries

Osteoarthitis

Trapped nerves

Sciatica


If you need to be reviewed for an MSK related issue, please contact your practice reception team.

 

 



 
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