East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership have launched a new helpline for people suffering from muscle or joint pain. The phone line supports people who are suffering from Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems so that they can get an assessment, support and onward referral to more specialised support if they need it. They can deal with a wide range of MSK problems like stiff necks, bad backs sore shoulders and knees.
The East Lothian MSK support line is now open from 09:00 to 11:30 on Mondays to Friday inclusive. You do not need a referral from a GP or other clinical professional to use it.
When you call, a member of the team will take your details and make an appointment for you for a telephone review with an advanced physiotherapy practitioner. The advanced practitioner will then call you back at a convenient time for you, assess you over the phone and offer advice.
All you have to do to access this service is phone us on 0300 3690680 Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:30.