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.

Musculoskeletal Assessment & Rehabilitation Service (Physiotherapy & Osteopathy)

LocationRoutineHigh Priority
Crawley
Hospital
18-20 weeks1-2 weeks
Horsham
Hospital
18-20 weeks1-2 weeks

Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner

PathwayRoutineHigh Priority
Foot & Ankle8-11 weeks2-4 weeks
Podiatry10-12 weeks2-4 weeks
Knee6-13 weeks2-4 weeks
Hip6-13 weeks2-4 weeks
Hand & Wrist16-30 weeks2-4 weeks
Shoulder
& Elbow
9-17 weeks2-4 weeks
Spine18-20 weeks2-4 weeks
Persistent Pain5-11 weeks2-4 weeks
Rheumatology
(including
Fibromyalgia)
2-9 weeks2-4 weeks

University Hospital Sussex – East Physiotherapy

LocationRoutineHigh Priority
Brighton General & Royal Sussex County Hospital51 weeks2-4 weeks
Mid-Sussex
(Princess Royal Hospital)
48 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-Ray (Crawley, Mid Sussex & Brighton)Walk-In ServiceN/A
X-Ray (Horsham)1-2 weeksN/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.

Secondary Care Wait Times (Consultant & Other Services)

The below spreadsheet shows waiting times for all secondary-care services commissioned by Sussex MSK Partnership.

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