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How to refer to MSK CATS

We will accept referrals by the following ways:

Choose and Book 
Paper referrals 

Choose and Book

The Rotherham MSK CATS is subdivided as follows:

  • Spinal
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Hand and wrist
  • Hip and knee
  • Foot and ankle

At present Choose and Book will still show these services as linked to NHSR. This is a coding issue that will be addressed shortly. Some clinics will be provided from both the Rotherham General Hospital site and the Rotherham Community Health Centre. The clinic time chosen will indicate the location. . A small number of generalist clinics will also be provided at Maltby Joint Services Centre.

Please note: If Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry or Orthotics is indicated by the pathway please book this service directly.

Paper Referrals

Please direct all MSK CATS referrals to:
Therapy Service
C Level
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Moorgate Rd
S60 2UD


Please direct all MSK CATS referrals to:
Fax: 01709 426600


Please direct all MSK CATS referrals to:  

All referrals received by any of the MSK services (i.e. MSK CATS, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Orthotics) will be screened by a clinician within two working days of receipt and either:

  • Referral accepted
  • Transferred within the group of services 
  • Returned with advice


The Clinical Referral Management Committee have requested that where referrals are not in line with the pathways, and primary care intervention/management is indicated, referrals are returned. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will work in line with this request and offer advice and support should a referral be returned.
Where a patient, managed by or referred to the MSK CATS, requires secondary care intervention then choice of provider will be offered and the GP advised of this action.


Contact us

Musculoskeletal Services 

General enquiries:  

Fax: 01709 426600 

Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
S60 2UD 


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