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Who is this service for?

The MATS and Spinal Service is for people over the age of 16 who are registered with a Bristol GP Practice.

What we do

The Bristol MATS and Spinal Service can assess and manage the care of people with musculoskeletal and spinal conditions. The care that you receive will be appropriate for your needs and we are committed to enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their care.

Our service offers the opportunity to be seen by one of our experienced Extended Scope Physiotherapists, Podiatrists or specialist GPs who will listen, assess and provide treatment and advice on how to manage pain and determine the best course of care.

Some people may be offered a steroid injection or will be referred for ultrasound (USS)/MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or x-ray to gain further information on the problem.

At Hampton House, the MATS service provides an ultrasound guided injection clinic for certain individuals that require injections under ultrasound imaging. For certain conditions/ interventions or more complex cases these are redirected to secondary care.

Following assessment individuals may be referred to a hospital for a surgical opinion, or referred for further conservative management (eg a course of physiotherapy).

How do I access this service?

The MATS clinics are based at various locations round the city.

To access the MATS and Spinal service you must be referred by a GP.

I’m a clinician – how do I make a referral to this service?

Referral information and other clinical guidance can be found on the CCG’s Remedy site:

Musculoskeletal Interface Service on Remedy

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MATS and Spinal Service

Hampton House Health Centre
St Michaels Hill
Cotham Hill


Tel: 0117 330 2645