Do I need a referral from my GP for a cortisone injection?
The great news is that if you are booking an appointment with Core, then the answer to this question is ‘No’.
And yes, without the need for a referral.
This is because we are one of the very few practices in Scotland to have this available under one roof. Our expert team of consultants and physiotherapists deliver this type of treatment daily.
This means that they are able to perform a physical assessment and diagnose. Also being able to prescribe the best medication to use for your condition. Patients find this very convenient and time-efficient. One phone call. One appointment.
Before any appointment, you will have a chat with our clinicians to answer any questions. Also discussing whether you are suitable for treatment. This includes a medical screening.
If appropriate we can then schedule your appointment. On the day of your appointment, you will have a full assessment and fill out a consent form.
Do I need a referral from my GP for a steroid injection?
Our injecting physiotherapists have around 20 years of experience. Both of musculoskeletal assessment and treatment. They have worked in a wide range of settings including NHS, sports medicine, and private practice.
This means you will receive a very comprehensive physical assessment. Also a reasoned decision on whether an injection is suitable. They will also perform an ultrasound scan of the area to confirm the diagnosis. This further ensures an injection is appropriate.
The Core Clinic is unique – a one-stop-shop model of caregiving for our patients. Access to highly skilled clinicians qualified as prescribers of medication and sonography. This allows patients to self-refer for expert assessment. Along with an ultrasound scan, and if appropriate an ultrasound-guided injection. all within one convenient appointment.
We are always happy to answer any of your questions.