Call us on: 020 7635 1012

Redbridge - MSK and joint injections services

We provide consultant-led  joint injection and MSK triage services for NHS patients who have been referred by their GP in Redbridge CCG. We review all referrals to ensure patients can be effectively managed in our community clinic.

Our waiting times are typically 4 to 6 weeks and we provide extended opening times including clinics at the weekend.

If you have any questions, please call us on 020 7635 1056

Loxford Polyclinic

417 Ilford Lane
Town Centre
Ilford
IG1 2PF

Directions

How our service works

Pre-appointment

GP appointment

See your GP about your skin condition

GP refers to DMC

If required your GP will refer you to DMC Community Services

Appointment booked

GPs will use a national IT system called e-Referral Service to refer you to us

Appointment confirmation

DMC will confirm your appointment via letter, text or by phone

At appointment

Arrive at clinic

Please notify reception and our healthcare assistant that you have arrived

Consultation

Our consultant will treat you in a one-stop clinic, and if necessary will perform minor surgery

Outcome

At the end of the consultation you will be discharged or booked in for a follow-up appointment

Onward referral

Sometimes it is necessary to refer you to secondary care

Information for GPs: conditions you can refer to us

Inclusions

  • Referrals for any MSK condition (inclusive of all secondary care conditions)
  • Joint injections
  • Patients who do not have a suspected musculoskeletal condition
  • Patients under the age of 18
  • Patients requiring home visits
  • Referrals sent via email, fax or post
  • Incomplete, inappropriate or poor quality referrals
  • Osteopathy referrals

Exclusions

Red flags:

  • Cauda Equina
  • Suspected cancer (follow 2 week wait pathway)
  • Progressive / severe neurological deficit
  • Suspicion of inflammatory arthritis
  • Trauma; suspected fracture, dislocation or infection
  • Acute distal biceps rupture
  • All other acute complete tendon ruptures
  • Cauda Equina
  • Suspected cancer (follow 2 week wait pathway)
  • Progressive / severe neurological deficit
  • Suspicion of inflammatory arthritis
  • Trauma; suspected fracture, dislocation or infection
  • Acute distal biceps rupture
  • All other acute complete tendon ruptures