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Straight2Physio

Do you have joint, muscle or spinal pain?

Immediate Self Referral Now Available (You must be a registered patient to use this service)

If you do you can now access NHS Physiotherapy without seeing your GP first, through straight2physio, an innovative new venture between local GP practices and the Physiotherapy department at NMGH. 

In the first instance please complete the referral form, the phone lines are extremely busy and you may be requested to complete a self referral anyway.

Contact Physio Directly on: 0161 720 2321 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-16.30pm) 

A Member of the clerical team will initially take your details. A senior clinician will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your problem, give you appropriate advice, and where necessary book you to come in for a face to face assessment. Most musculoskeletal problems are best managed by physiotherapists and it has been shown that early intervention can stop a problem becoming a long term issue. 

NHS App and Covid Passport

The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet or laptop. You can download the free app from the Apple or Android app stores and follow the simple on-screen instructions to set it up. You will not need to visit the practice to set up your app.

You can use the app to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, check your symptoms and register to be an organ donor.
From 17 May 2021 you will also be able to access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the app. It is recommended that you register with the app before booking international travel.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you are unable to access the NHS app but would like confirmation of your vaccination status you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Referral for Further Care

Due to the Global Pandemic waiting times for treatments have increased. 

If you are already receiving treatment and are awaiting a follow up appointment please contact the service provider or their secretary: do not contact the practice.

If you have been referred and have not heard anything please contact the Booking and Scheduling Service, Tel: 0161 778 2233. This service is for new referrals.

Only if your symptoms are worse or your condition has deteriorated and your referral is now more urgent please complete the attached form in full stating any changes to your condition or symptoms and why the referral requires expediting.