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MSK CATS Overview

We operate a Triage service for the GP’s across Derby City who refer their patients with musculoskeletal problems into our service for assessment. 

We will review your Doctor's referral, and a decision will be made to invite you into our service for further investigation and/or treatment, or to refer you through to one of the Hospital Teams.  

Most conditions that involve muscles and joints can be successfully treated by a specialist physiotherapist assisted by a GP with a special interest in musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Each patient who is accepted into our service is seen by a Senior Physiotherapist supported by a Specialist Doctor for an initial 30 minute appointment.

We can use our expertise to diagnose, order appropriate investigations, treat, advise or, where needed, refer on to a consultant for their opinion.


We aim to:

  • Cut the time you have to wait before you start treatment.
  • Provide a one stop shop for most patients.
  • Treat you in the community.
  • Reduce waiting times to see an orthopaedic surgeon if you do need to see one. 

Please note: we do not supply sickness certificates, you will need to contact your GP for this.

Where are we?

We operate from 2 sites in Derby. Please check your letter/text confirmation to confirm which site your appointment is at.


·         MSK CATS, Pear Tree Street, Derby DE23 8PL

·         MSK CATS at Coleman Street Health Centre, Allenton DE24 8NH (Lister House Surgery Reception desk)


Please check your appointment letter / text message confirmation to see which site your appointment has been booked in at. 


Entrance to MSK CATS Pear Tree Street, Derby:

MSK Front

(Site updated 18/11/2021)

Contact Details

MSK CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service) Derby

Contact Telephone

01332 274610

Coleman Street Health Centre

Contact Telephone

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