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Covid-19 Update

Face Coverings

From 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.
A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.

New measures to increase services
Our staff have been working hard to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and ensure the safety and quality of our services for all patients.
Just like the rest of the NHS, our number one priority for the last few months has been ensuring that all those who need urgent care - not just those with coronavirus - have been able to get it when they need it.  Combined with the need to avoid unnecessary contact to reduce the spread of the virus, this has meant that some non-urgent appointments may have been postponed, and others delivered differently using technology.
We are now preparing to gradually increase some important face-to-face services, but only where this can be done safely - the virus is still circulating and we don’t want to put our patients, the public or our staff at greater risk.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.



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 including Pocklington

-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