Patients are also able to self-refer for certain services:
You can now refer yourself to physiotherapy without seeing the GP. Physiotherapists treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions such as joint pains, spinal pain, arthritis management, rehab following surgery, and sports injuries. Following a thorough assessment and discussion with yourself, the physiotherapy team use a combination of approaches such as advice and education, exercise, and manual therapy. Please note you have to be over seventeen to use the physiotherapy self-referral service.
You may be offered the most appropriate appointment for your condition and circumstances which may be a one-to-one appointment, a class or group, or you may be assessed and managed over the telephone. To refer yourself via the website please click on the following link: www.sussexmskpartnershipcentral.co.uk/physiotherapy .
Time To Talk
Time to talk are friendly, approachable services offering talking therapies to people who are struggling with stress, worry and anxiety, depression, panic attacks and agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, health anxiety, post natal depression, low esteem or self confidence, relationship difficulties and bereavement or reaction to loss. The online self-referral form for Time to Talk can be found here.
For those over eighteen suffering with COPD, diabetes or cardiac condition, Time To Talk is a self-referral service for patients who need support coming to terms with their condition and/or managing their illness. Please phone the helpline on 01273 666480, or go to the website www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/ttt and click on the red 'click here to self-refer' button.