Information About Your Appointment

We offer our services from a range of locations across Derbyshire. If you are not able to find a suitable appointment at your closest site, you can choose to attend your appointment at any of our other sites.

To improve the quality of your care, we recommend that you stay with the same healthcare professional for your whole course of treatment. Please consider this when choosing the location of your first appointment

Our Locations:

Location

Site

Musculoskeletal Therapy

MSK CATS

Ashbourne

St Oswald’s Hospital

Y

 

Y

 

Bakewell

Bakewell Agricultural centre (Rural Health)

Drop-In Clinic

 

 

Bakewell

Newholme Hospital

Ashford Therapy Unit

Y

 

Y

 

Belper

Babington Hospital

Y

 

Y

 

Bolsover

Welbeck Road Health Centre

Y

 

Y

 

Buxton

Cavendish Hospital

Y

 

Y

 

Chesterfield

Springs Health Centre

Y

 

 

 

Chesterfield

Walton Hospital

Peter McCarthy Suite

Y

 

Y

 

Chesterfield

Wheatbridge Health Village

Y

 

 

 

Clay Cross

Clay Cross Community Hospital

Y

 

Y

 

Dronfield

Dronfield Health Centre

Y

 

 

 

Eckington

Eckington Health Centre

Y

 

 

 

Heanor

Heanor Memorial Health Centre

Y

 

 

 

Ilkeston

Ilkeston Community Hospital

Y

 

Y

 

Killamarsh

Killamarsh Medical Practice

Y

 

 

 

Long Eaton

Nottinghamshire

Long Eaton Health Centre

Y

 

Y

 

Matlock

Whitworth Hospital

Y

 

Y

 

New Mills

New Mills Health Centre

Y

 

 

 

Ripley

Ripley Hospital

Y

 

Y

 

Shirebrook

Nottinghamshire

Shirebrook Health Centre

Y

 

 

 

Staveley

Staveley Clinic

Y

 

 

 

Swadlincote

Swadlincote Health Centre

 

 

Y

 


For important information about what will happen at your appointment, and how to prepare to get the most out of your visit, please read this leaflet.

Click here to view the leaflet.


Decision Support Tools

It may also be helpful to look at one of the NHS Decision Support Tools. These are available for certain conditions and are there to support you to make an informed decision about your treatment. For more information, please watch the video below.

Produced by Keele University Impact Accelerator Unit and Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with and funded by the NHS England Personalised Care Team in the Midlands region.


We offer the choice of face-to-face and virtual consultations to everyone accessing our service.

Virtual consultations have become increasingly popular as a safe and convenient alternative to face-to-face appointments.

A virtual consultation can be carried out by telephone or video call, depending on what your problem is and your preferences. Our healthcare professionals are experienced in carrying out appointments in this way and will be able to complete a thorough assessment, explain what could be causing your problem, and support you to decide on the best plan for you.

Your healthcare professional can arrange a face-to-face appointment for you if needed after your telephone or video call.

For information about how to join a video call, please read: DCHS Guidance for Video Consultations.

After your appointment you may be offered a PIFU. This will be decided after a discussion between you and your healthcare professional.

PIFU is a type of open appointment that gives you or your carer the flexibility to arrange your own follow up appointment whenever you need it, during a 12-week period from your last appointment.

If your symptoms flare up or your circumstances change within this period, you can easily book a follow up appointment with your clinician. Contact us via telephone or online to book.

Following the 12-week period, if we have not heard from you, you will be discharged from our service. Please note if you have been discharged from the Musculoskeletal Therapy service, you can self-refer back into the service at any time.

Click here for information about self-referrals.

We regularly review the measures we have in place to reduce the risk of infection and protect patients, staff, and visitors. Please note that you may be asked to wear a face mask when visiting our sites unless exempt for medical reasons. For the most up-to-date information, please see posters around our sites or ask a member of staff.

If you are unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19 when your appointment is due, please contact us via telephone. We will offer you the choice of a telephone appointment or rearrange your appointment.