Blyth Valley IMATS

(Intermediate Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service)

Blyth Valley GP practices have introduced a specialist Musculoskeletal Team based at The Village Surgery in Cramlington. The service has been running in Blyth Valley for 8 years, and we see around 2000 patients each year. We receive great feedback from GPs and Patients and if you would like to leave your own feedback about your experiences with our team, please fill out our IMATS Patient Survey.

The team is comprised of 5 specialist physiotherapists. The aim of this service is to provide an assessment and treatment of problems in a primary care setting, which may previously have been referred to a hospital consultant.  Many conditions can actually be dealt with appropriately and sooner by an intermediate clinic which is local, accessible, and has an overall excellent patient response.

Blyth Valley IMATS meets and surpasses the recommended requirements for an excellent service as outlined by NHS institute for innovation and improvement.

  • Excellent patient/GP satisfaction.
  • Excellent highly experienced staff with close personal relationships with other professionals in both primary and secondary care.
  • Excellent access to investigations and results.
  • Excellent administration support.

To contact a member of the IMATS team please call us on 01670 712 821 (option 5) Monday – Friday between 8.30am – 4.00pm or email us at

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