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Covid-19 Update

NHS services are under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients. We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

Therefore we have made the decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent cases will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding. 



Refer yourself

You can self refer for physiotherapy treatment if:

-You are over the age of 17+

-You are registered with a Vale of York CCG

-You have a musculoskeletal pain problem (self referral isn't available for mobility rehabilitation, neurological problems, or continence rehabilitation)

If you have a personal history of cancer please do not use the self referral form, you should see your GP in the first instance

Patients registered with an East Riding GP please be aware that from 1st January 2020 access to self referral forms will be available on

A PDF copy for Vale of York GP Practices to print is available here.

Self referral form

Welcome to the self referral section of our website. While self referral to physiotherapy is appropriate for the majority of people, there are some exceptions where we would ask that you see a Doctor first.

  1. If you have a significant past medical history of cancer, or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer you should make an appointment to see your GP to discuss a physiotherapy referral.
  2. If you are experiencing back pain AND have any of the following symptoms: •tingling or numbness between your legs and around your buttocks •recent loss of bladder or bowel control, or both

You should IMMEDIATELY attend the Emergency Department of your local hospital.

Although it's rare, these symptoms can be a sign of a serious condition called cauda equina syndrome.

To proceed with the physiotherapy self referral system tick the box below