From 1st October 2017, patients no longer require a GP appointment to access free, NHS physiotherapy.

Patients are now able to refer themselves directly to physiotherapy by using the form below:

Click for Physiotherapy Self Referral Form v1.1


If you have any of the following, please see your GP before referring yourself

  • Changes in your bladder and bowel habits
  • A hot swollen joint
  • Constant severe pain and you are unable to find relief
  • Weakness, pins and needles, loss of feeling
  • Unexpected weight loss
Please note, this service is NOT permitted to see:

  • Patients who require emergency treatment (immediate, serious and life threatening)
  • Patients in their own homes that do not meet the criteria for domiciliary care (i.e. are housebound whether this short term post op or long term)
  • Patients, requiring joint injections as part of palliative care
  • Patients post amputation (if specialist equipment not available)
  • Patients who have undergone extensive, complicated surgery, as defined by the operating consultant for an orthopaedic or rheumatological condition which requires specialist intervention
  • Patients requiring specialist intervention for women’s health problems (except symphysis pubis dysfunction)

If any of the above apply to you, please make an appointment to see your GP instead of self-referring to the triage service

To refer yourself to the triage service, it is important that you complete the Self Referral Form as fully as possible. Please note that this service cannot take responsibility for any information that has been withheld.  The information you provide will be shared with your GP or other relevant healthcare professional, and may be shared with another service provider (i.e. physiotherapy provider) if this is deemed appropriate for your care pathway.


The completed form should be sent to InHealth’s Triage Team by:, Fax: 0333 321 1954 or Post:

InHealth Limited, Eastern Cheshire MSK Triage Service, Patient Referral Centre, Sandbrook House,

Sandbrook Way, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 1RY

Physiotherapy, if appropriate, can be delivered at a host of locations across East Cheshire including Wilmslow Health Centre.

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