Battersea Healthcare provides the Musculoskeletal Interface Clinical Assessment Service (MICAS) to patients in Wandsworth. The MICAS service assesses patients, helping them to see musculoskeletal (MSK) specialists in a timely manner. It provides a choice of locations, giving patients a better chance of being seen close to where they live.
Your GP will refer you to the MSK Single Point of Access where you will be triaged to the appropriate service. You will be triaged to MICAS if they feel you need to see an MSK specialist but don’t need to be referred to the hospital just yet.
When the MICAS service receives your referral, it will register you and your referral on our system. One of the Clinical Team members will then decide how soon you need to be seen by the service.
You will then be offered an appointment for a MICAS assessment. Your GP is aware that these are the potential outcomes of the referral.
The MICAS service will then get in touch with you within 7 days from the receipt of the referral.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- A list of all medications you are currently taking;
- any discs or letters regarding your X-rays, scans, or MRI tests.
Please also bring or wear a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, as you may need to undress.