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Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (TIMS)

TIMS is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to information, resources and expert opinion about a variety of back, neck, joint or general muscle conditions.

A key feature of TIMS is to support patients to self-manage their own musculoskeletal conditions through their dedicated website at www.tims.nhs.uk which provides a range of useful online guidance and advice.

From 1st October 2018, any patient aged 16 years or older and registered with a GP in Newcastle or Gateshead will be able to self-refer for local NHS physiotherapy and other musculoskeletal and pain services without the need for a GP appointment.

To self-refer to TIMS please visit www.tims.nhs.uk or contact TIMS support staff on 0191 4452643