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Patient Pathway Notes:
1 Referral criteria
The service accepts all referrals, except suspected cancers, which should use the Two-week Pathway.
These include: anything that needs more that physiotherapy but less than an operation
2 Appropriate and inappropriate referrals
Where referrals are made to the service, which should not be coming to a musculoskeletal service, they will be returned to the GP, with advice on which service is more appropriate.
Ensuring the patient receives the most appropriate and timely treatment will be the guiding principle for the triage doctor.