Wait Times

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.

Brighton Patients

Physiotherapy & Osteopathy
LocationRoutineHigh Priority
Brighton General Hospital34 weeks2-4 weeks
Royal Sussex County Hospital34 weeks2-4 weeks
Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner
PathwayRoutineHigh Priority
Foot & Ankle13-14 weeks2-4 weeks
Podiatry27-28 weeks2-4 weeks
Knee12-13 weeks2-4 weeks
Hip12-13 weeks2-4 weeks
Hand & Wrist30-31 weeks2-4 weeks
Shoulder
& Elbow
20-21 weeks2-4 weeks
Spine19-20 weeks2-4 weeks
Persistent Pain13-14 weeks2-4 weeks
Rheumatology
(including
Fibromyalgia)
12-13 weeks2-4 weeks
Diagnostics
TypeRoutineHigh Priority
MRI7-10 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound
Guided Injection
8-10 weeks4-6 weeks
CT Scan6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
X-RayWalk-In ServiceN/A
Blood
Test
Walk-In ServiceN/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.

Mid-Sussex Patients

Physiotherapy & Osteopathy
LocationRoutineHigh Priority
Princess Royal Hospital12 weeks2-4 weeks
Queen Victoria Hospital12 weeks2-4 weeks
Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner
PathwayRoutineHigh Priority
Foot & Ankle4-5 weeks2-4 weeks
Podiatry12-13 weeks2-4 weeks
Knee14-15 weeks2-4 weeks
Hip14-15 weeks2-4 weeks
Hand & Wrist12-13 weeks2-4 weeks
Shoulder
& Elbow
19-20 weeks2-4 weeks
Spine16-17 weeks2-4 weeks
Persistent Pain19-20 weeks2-4 weeks
Rheumatology
(including
Fibromyalgia)
4-5 weeks2-4 weeks
Diagnostics
TypeRoutineHigh Priority
MRI7-10 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound
Guided Injection
8-10 weeks4-6 weeks
CT Scan6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
X-RayWalk-In ServiceN/A
Blood
Test
Walk-In ServiceN/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.

Crawley Patients

Physiotherapy & Osteopathy
Musculoskeletal Assessment & Rehabilitation Service
LocationRoutineHigh Priority
Crawley
Hospital
10-11 weeks2-3 weeks
Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner
PathwayRoutineHigh Priority
Foot & Ankle6-7 weeks2-4 weeks
Podiatry21-22 weeks2-4 weeks
Knee17-18 weeks2-4 weeks
Hip17-18 weeks2-4 weeks
Hand & Wrist18-19 weeks2-4 weeks
Shoulder
& Elbow
14-15 weeks2-4 weeks
Spine11-12 weeks2-4 weeks
Persistent Pain17-18 weeks2-4 weeks
Rheumatology
(including
Fibromyalgia)
10-11 weeks2-4 weeks
Diagnostics
TypeRoutineHigh Priority
MRI7-10 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound
Guided Injection
8-10 weeks4-6 weeks
CT Scan6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
X-RayWalk-In ServiceN/A
Blood
Test
Walk-In ServiceN/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.

Horsham Patients

Physiotherapy & Osteopathy
Musculoskeletal Assessment & Rehabilitation Service
LocationRoutineHigh Priority
Horsham
Hospital
10-11 weeks2-3 weeks
Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner
PathwayRoutineHigh Priority
Foot & Ankle6-7 weeks2-4 weeks
Podiatry21-22 weeks2-4 weeks
Knee17-18 weeks2-4 weeks
Hip17-18 weeks2-4 weeks
Hand & Wrist18-19 weeks2-4 weeks
Shoulder
& Elbow
14-15 weeks2-4 weeks
Spine11-12 weeks2-4 weeks
Persistent Pain17-18 weeks2-4 weeks
Rheumatology
(including
Fibromyalgia)
10-11 weeks2-4 weeks
Diagnostics
TypeRoutineHigh Priority
MRI7-10 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
Ultrasound
Guided Injection
8-10 weeks4-6 weeks
CT Scan6-8 weeks2-4 weeks
X-RayWalk-In ServiceN/A
Blood
Test
Walk-In ServiceN/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.

Consultant & Other Services
(Secondary Care Wait Times)

The below spreadsheet shows waiting times for a number of secondary care services commission by Sussex MSK Partnership. This spreadsheet is intended to be used as a guide to inform patients during the choice discussion. This information should not be taken as a guarantee of the exact waiting time.

Waiting times for services not commissioned by Sussex MSK Partnership can be found on the NHS Choices website.