Please be advised these waiting times can vary from the times below. We know that waiting for healthcare can be challenging. Sussex Health & Care Partnership has advice & support for while you wait.
Musculoskeletal Assessment & Rehabilitation Service (Physiotherapy & Osteopathy)
|20-22 weeks||2-3 weeks|
|20-22 weeks||2-3 weeks|
We are working to improve the current wait times for physiotherapy/osteopathy services in Horsham & Crawley.
SMSKP are now working with a number of private physiotherapy providers. These local clinics will offer appointments to patients from NHS waiting lists to support our services in Crawley & Horsham Hospitals. You may be contacted by one of these providers when you reach the top of the waiting list. If you are contacted by them and have questions/concerns please call us on 01273 242 054 (option 2)
Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner
|Foot & Ankle||8-23 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Podiatry||15-17 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Knee||11-27 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Hip||11-27 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Hand & Wrist||17-25 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|7-41 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Spine||15-17 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Persistent Pain||8-14 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|3-8 weeks||2-4 weeks|
University Hospital Sussex – East Physiotherapy
|Brighton General & Royal Sussex County Hospital||43 weeks||2-4 weeks|
(Princess Royal Hospital)
|18 weeks||2-4 weeks|
We are working to improve the current wait times for physiotherapy/osteopathy services in Brighton, Hove and Haywards Heath.
University Hospitals Sussex are now working with a number of private physiotherapy providers. These local clinics will offer appointments to patients from NHS waiting lists to support our services in Brighton, Hove and Haywards Health. You may be contacted by one of these providers when you reach the top of the waiting list.
If you are contacted by them and have questions/concerns please call on 01444 441881 ext 65441 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org (please note this telephone number is for the UHSx Physiotherapy team and is not linked to the MSK Partnership).
|MRI||7-10 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Ultrasound||6-8 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|8-10 weeks||4-6 weeks|
|CT Scan||6-8 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|X-Ray (Crawley, Mid Sussex & Brighton)||Walk-In Service||N/A|
|X-Ray (Horsham)||1-2 weeks||N/A|
After your diagnostic it will usually take another 1-2 weeks for us to receive the report. Once received we will book a follow-up with your clinician or add you to a waiting list if no appointments are available at the time.
Please see our Scans & Injections page for more information and contact details for each diagnostic/scan.
Secondary Care Wait Times (Consultant & Other Services)
The below spreadsheet shows waiting times for secondary-care services commissioned by Sussex MSK Partnership. Please note that this document shows the indicative average wait times by pathway – it is intended to be used as a guide to inform patients during the choice discussion. The information should not be taken as a guarantee of the exact waiting time that a patient should experience between referral to secondary care and first appointment.
Waiting times for services not commissioned by Sussex MSK Partnership can be found on the NHS Choices website.