From 1 July 2019, patients in Northumberland with musculoskeletal conditions or persistent pain can access a new service. The Northumberland Joint Musculoskeletal and Pain Service is a partnership between Northumbria Healthcare and Connect Health.

If you are experiencing musculoskeletal aches and pains or persistent pain, the Northumberland Joint Musculoskeletal and Pain Service (JMAPS) can help you manage your condition.

Specialist staff including musculoskeletal physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, specialist nurses and rehabilitation therapists can assess, advise and support you to manage your condition with the aim of improving your health and wellbeing.

This service is for patients aged 16 or over.

• You can self-refer into the service. Please call 03301 244 652. A member of our team will take your details and book you into a telephone assessment appointment with a chartered physiotherapist.

• Your GP will need to refer you into the service if you have a condition that requires specialist assessment or you have a persistent pain condition that requires assessment in the living well with pain service.

For more information visit the website.