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The Staff Physiotherapy Service is dedicated to supporting NUH staff of who are suffering from musculoskeletal conditions that impact on their work.  We are here to try and help you stay at work, return to work, or work more effectively. Common conditions treated include back, neck and shoulder pains and muscle strains.


Please refer to the self-help guides for common conditions. Click on each image to open the relevant guide.

back pain heel pain knee pain

neck pain shoulder pain persistent pain

pregnancy pain working at a desk physical activity


Does one or more of the following apply to you?

  • Are off work due to a new musculoskeletal problem or condition
  • Are at risk of going off work due to a new musculoskeletal problem or condition
  • Have recently sustained an injury at work
  • Have recently undergone an operation
  • Suffering with a new musculoskeletal complaint that is affecting your wellbeing
  • Persistent/worsening/ongoing symptoms despite use of self-help guides


if yes, please click here                    if no, contact

IMPORTANT: To access and submit a SOPS referral form, please follow the instructions below:

1. Click the button above to open the SOPS referral form.

2. Click "Download file" and save the file to your computer.

3. Open the file and select "Enable Content".


What will happen next?

If you are eligible, you will be contacted by phone and asked some questions or given advice to aid your recovery. Following this you may be offered a face to face appointment.  The physiotherapist will offer to undertake a physical assessment. Your treatment options will then be discussed with you.

Is there anything else I can do in the mean time?

Make sure you follow the medical advice you have been given. Consider the appropriate use of medication that may have been prescribed for you. It is important you have good pain relief. Try to prevent aggravating your symptoms.
You may wish to consider contacting other supporting services as appropriate, Occupational Health, The Ergonomics and Back Care Advisors or your GP.


If you have any queries you can contact the Physiotherapy Department or the Staff Physiotherapists, Darren Ruskin (QMC/CITY), Rhi Hutchings (QMC), Ciaran Kinsella (City), and Marcus Greatbatch (QMC & CITY).

QMC Campus: 0115 8493312 or ex 82945 (Monday – Friday, 8 – 4.00) email
City Campus: 0115 9627679 or ex 77029  (Monday – Friday, 8 – 4.00) email

Alternatively, click here and this leaflet will explain more about the service.