All Musculoskeletal referrals from GP’s are sent via our MCATS team. We use Choose and Book and secure NHS.NET mail systems to be able to triage referrals safely and effectively from GP’s.
This has proven to be a highly effective service aiming to get Patients on the right pathway first time. Our triage decisions are audited by our Clinical Lead and in-house Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor who provide an added level of assurance that patients are being seen in the right place.
With growing pressures on the health system some form of referral triage is seen as an essential step to ensure patients are seen appropriately and resources are used to the maximum. Electronic screening provides this step and is a valuable resource for GP’s and Patients.