Referrals to the MSK Sheffield Service

All non emergency/non 2 week wait spinal referrals should be sent electronically via the Electronic Referral System (ERS) using the directory of 'Physiotherapy - MSK - MSK Sheffield Spines', using the MSK Sheffield Referral Proforma. All referrals will be triaged by a Consultant and/or a Senior Therapist to direct the patient to the right service

Urgent/emergency referrals only



  • Cord compression or Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Telephone spinal secretary 8 till 5 mon to fri
  • On call registrar out of hours and weekend


  • Back pain with red flag
  • Following results of tests
  • Faxed letter for urgent clinic review

Referral contacts

  • Orthopaedic Spinal Secretary
    T: 0114 271 5244
  • Orthopaedic Department Fax
    F: 0114 226 6796
  • Orthopaedic Registrar on call
    0114 243 4343 (This is the NGH switch board - Please ask for the Spinal Registrar on-call)


  • For immediate referral bleep On-call Registrar
    0114 271 1900 (This is the RHH switch board - Please ask for the Neurosurgery Registrar on-call)
  • For 2 week wait proforma fax
    0114 2268795
  • For urgent referrals fax Neurosurgical secretaries
    0114 271 1800 (must mark 'urgent')