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 have now returned to our previous staffing levels.

Orthopaedic surgeons in both Gateshead and Newcastle have resumed operations and TIMS will be assessing all post-operative patients and providing the support they will need to manage their treatment programmes.

To minimise risk we continue to manage most of our patients using both telephone and now video 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 following a telephone / video assessment if the clinician feels that you need additional support. 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.


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