Camden MSK


Update January 2022: See Downloads for the latest update from Camden MSK

The Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) services are an integration of a full range of MSK services available throughout Camden, including:

  • community services (physio, CATS, podiatry and pain services)
  • secondary care (orthopaedics and rheumatology)

The clinical model for Camden MSK is as follows:

  • Single Point of Access (SPoA) to process all referrals
  • specialist clinicians to triage all referrals
  • multi-disciplinary team working
  • named Care Co-ordinator for all case management
  • clinically integrated MSK services

The Camden MSK website (see external links below) has online resources for pain management support, home exercise, and emotional well-being.

Eligibility criteria


  • Camden patients, aged 18 and over, with an MSK need
  • exceptions may be made for patients who are just under 18 


How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

With the exception of self-referrals into physiotherapy (see below), only e-Referrals are accepted. Find and complete the Camden MSK Referral Form (v.1.5) from the EMIS Forms page (Word version available in Downloads), and send via the e-Referrals system using the following steps:

  1. Specialty: Physiotherapy 
  2. Clinic type: Musculoskeletal
  3. Clinic name: Camden MSK
  4. Send for triage

Once referral has been received, it will be triaged and directed to the most appropriate service in Camden MSK (please see Downloads for a guide).

Urgent rheumatology referrals

For urgent rheumatology referrals, tick the Urgent box on the referral form. Complete form with as much referral information as possible. Urgent referrals are sent directly to Rheumatology on day of receipt and followed up with a confirmation of receipt by the Camden MSK admin team.

Please note that all patients referred to spinal neurosurgery will be managed by Camden MSKs Single Point of Referral for triage.

Self-referral Patient Leaflet

Self-referral into Physiotherapy

Self-referral by telephone is the quickest way to access the service. Please provide patient leaflet (see Downloads).

Provided By

Service Feedback


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CMSK: A guide for GPs and practices, September 22

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Camden MSK Covid-19 update: 7 January 2021

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Covid-19 online resources

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Camden MSK waiting times January 2020

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1. Referral form

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2. Patient leaflet

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3. e-Referral guide

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5. Service guide

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4. Camden Pain Service patient leaflet

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7. Surgical appliances referral pathway

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6. Camden MSK Named Care Co-ordinator

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Camden MSK Named Care Co-ordinator reminder

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Direct referrals to radiology at UCLH and Royal Free

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Camden MSK newsletter

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Podiatry referral pathway diagram

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General Services

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Community Services

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Urgent & Emergency Care for Adults

Urgent & Emergency Care for Children

Review date: Saturday, 28 January 2023