Who is this service for?

Our CATS and SATS service is aimed at people who have persistent pain due to a musculoskeletal problem such as osteoarthritis or joint pain, or for people with spinal symptoms such as back pain or sciatic pain (leg pain due to a trapped nerve).

Your GP will refer you to this service if you have not responded to normal GP care such as pain relief and physiotherapy.

What we do

We are a triage service that aims to offer prompt access for assessment, advice and treatment.

Our clinics are held at :

  • Cossham Memorial Hospital
  • Yate Westgate Centre
  • Thornbury Leisure Centre.

At your appointment you will be assessed by either an Extended Scope practitioner (ESP), or a GP with a Special Interest (GPwSI) in Orthopaedics.

Where possible we will explain our diagnosis at the assessment, but we may need to send you for further investigations to support this diagnosis, such as X-rays, scans or blood tests.

Some tests may be offered the same day but for others a further appointment will be made for you.  We will then discuss treatment options with you, which may include advice, exercises and/or injections.

We can refer you to other professional teams such as Physiotherapy and Podiatry if appropriate,  and also If we feel that you need further assessment by a Consultant team then we will discuss this with you along with the choice of hospitals available to you for further treatment .

How do I access this service?

You need to be referred by your GP to access this service.

For reception enquiries call: 0117 3408 440



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Please remember that if you do not wish your family to see emails from us, do not let them have access to your email address as the email message we send may have confidential information contained within it.
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Providers of this service

Cossham Hospital

Lodge Road, Bristol BS15 1LF

Reception Telephone Line Open

8.00am – 4.00pm | Mon-Fri


0117 3408 440 (Reception enquiries)


Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, BS35 3JB

Reception Telephone Line Open

8.00am – 4.00pm | Mon-Fri


0117 3408 440 (Reception enquiries)

Yate West Gate Centre

21 West Walk
Yate, Bristol
BS37 4AX

Reception Telephone Line Open

8.00am – 4.00pm | Mon-Fri


0117 3408 440 (Reception enquiries)

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