Birtley Medical Group

Gateshead Extra Care Service

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (TIMS)

A key feature of TIMS is to support patients self-manage their own musculoskeletal conditions through a dedicated website which provides a range of useful online guidance and advice.

If you do need further assistance, you can self-refer to the services by clicking the self-referral tab on the home page of the website where you will be directed to a secure and confidential site and prompted to give the following information:

  • name
  • date of birth (you must be 16 or above)
  • e-mail address
  • contact telephone number
  • registered GP practice
  • their unique NHS number

Once your information has been submitted and approved, you will be asked to complete a series of questions relating to your problem, which will be looked at by a senior physiotherapist or other senior clinician in TIMS, to help ensure you are directed to the most appropriate part of the service.

If you are unable to access the resources and self-referral guide on the website, you can contact TIMS support staff on 0191 4452643


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