About Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services

Aches and pains can be a normal part of life but can prevent you from carrying out your usual day-to-day activities. The good news is that most of the conditions that cause these aches and pains can be easily treated by you in your own home. Our aim is to help support you to get the right care, in the right place, first time, by providing advice and information from our dedicated team.


Your TIMS appointment during Coronavirus.

TIMS are now returning to previous staffing levels as we welcome back team members who have been working to support our hospital patients during the coronavirus pandemic. For safety reasons we continue to manage our patients using both telephone and now virtual consultations. We are using innovative technology to support our patients at this time and are planning virtual group consultations and online exercise groups. 

Face to face appointments will only be offered where following a telephone assessment the clinician feels that you may need referral onwards to a consultant. All face to face appointments will follow hospitals guidelines on pre appointment screening and your clinician will be wearing full personal protective equipment.

If you are a current TIMS patient who has been self-managing during lockdown and you are still having problems please self-refer by clicking on the self referral tool at the bottom of each self-care section. This is to ensure that you update us about any changes in your condition or health during the pandemic period.

If you are not a current TIMS patient please have a look at the self-care guidance on the website before considering whether to refer yourself. To make a self-referral click on the self-referral tool at the bottom of each self-care section.

For the latest information and advice on Coronavirus please see the links on the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust websites.


Self help