Patient choice

Speak to a member of our Patient Choice Team today: 01234 639000

At the Bedfordshire MSK Service we pride ourselves in proactively offering our patients true choice. We ensure that all patients are involved in the decisions made about their care and they are empowered to choose where they are treated.

If you are a MSK patient you will have many opportunities to make informed decisions about where you receive your treatment for:

  • Pain
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopaedics

As a patient we encourage you to review the information below to help you with your choice, however there are clinical limitations and you can only choose a provider that is able to carry out your treatment in a proper and safe way.
Our Patient Choice Team will be able to advise you on your choices, waiting times, available consultants and clinical criteria, working with you to get your referral to your provider of choice.

Below we have detailed both the NHS and private hospitals we work alongside. We can refer to any NHS hospital as per your patient choice although there can be limitations on some hospitals which we can discuss with you.

Addenbrookes Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic
  • Pain and Rheumatology

Bedford Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic (excluding spinal)
  • Rheumatology

Blakelands Hospital (Private)

  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Shoulder
  • Hand
  • Elbow

Hinchingbrooke Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic
  • Pain and Rheumatology

Horton Treatment Centre (Private)

  • Hips
  • Knees

Lister Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic
  • Pain and Rheumatology

Luton and Dunstable Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic
  • Pain and Rheumatology

Manor Hospital (Private)

  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hand

Milton Keynes Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic
  • Pain and Rheumatology

Northampton Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic (excluding spinal)
  • Pain and Rheumatology

Pinehill Hospital (Private)

  • Foot
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Hand
  • Spinal

Saxon Clinic (Private)

  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Hand

Spire Lea (Private)

  • Hip
  • Knee

Spire Harpenden (Private)

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Spinal

Stoke Mandeville (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic
  • Pain and Rheumatology

Three Shires Hospital (Private)

  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Spinal

Woodlands Hospital (Private)

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Spinal

West Herts Hospital (NHS)

  • All orthopaedic
  • Rheumatology and Pain

For more information regarding patient choice in the NHS please click here.

Calculating your Body Mass Index

Use the NHS Choices BMI calculator to find out if you are a healthy weight for your height.