Referral to Specialist Services and Clinics

If the doctor decides you need to be referred to a specialist or consultant he/she will discuss your choices of provider of the service you need. This may involve registering your referral electronically using a system known as Choose and Book or e-Referral Service. If your referral is made in this way you will receive a letter with booking instructions and the options available to you for this appointment.

NHS e-Referral Tracking

If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.

You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.

To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:

  • Your date of birth
  • Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
  • Password – this will be on the second page of your letter

To track an e-Referral, click here.

Self Referral to Physiotherapy

This is hosted on the Musculoskeletal Matters website.  For more information click here.

Please follow this link to refer yourself to MSK Physio in Dorset:


Use the search term "MSK Matters" in your chosen search engine and follow the instructions when you enter the website.