Birmingham NHS Dance Injury Clinic
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH
Founded in partnership with NIDMS and One Dance UK
How can I get an appointment?
You must first visit your GP, explain your injury concern and that you are a dancer, teacher, or choreographer and would benefit from dance-specialist treatment. Your GP will refer you to your chosen NHS Dance Injury clinic using the information below.
Please print this information (pdf above) or show this information on your phone during your GP appointment to help them make the referral.
Please note this service is a Secondary service, not Tertiary. Due to this service being an NHS service it is free at the point of use and as an NHS patient it is your legal right to choose where you would like to be referred.
From 1st October 2018, all GP referrals are now done electronically through the e-Referral System (e-RS), previously called Choose & Book. GPs can find the referral option by searching (please select whichever has the shortest wait time):
7931145 Sports and Exercise Medicine (Consultant SEM Physician)
7304729 Consultant Physiotherapist in Sport & Exercise Medicine - QEHB
Referrals can also be made by Consultants and Medical Specialists from other hospitals. These can be done via letter, fax or email.
Helpful phone numbers and email:
Main hospital switchboard : 0121 371 2000
Appointment queries and cancellations: 0121 371 3493
Full postal details
Dr Kim Gregory or Emma Batchelor, SEMS (Sports and Exercise Medicine Service), Therapy Services South Suite, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2WB
FAX: 0121 371 3494
For acute injuries that require URGENT medical attention dancers may report to A&E at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Please click here to see details of A&E and what injuries should be reported here. Please note that this is a major trauma centre. If your injury is not acute and sustained in the last 72 hours please visit your GP and use the above referral information.
If you have any problems or questions regarding your referral please contact the NIDMS Manager on: 020 7940 9804 or email@example.com
About the Queen Elizabeth Hospital clinic
The NHS Dance Injury clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) opened in 2013 and now regularly see dancers across the spectrum of dance from students through to professional dancers within the clinic.
QEHB is the most modern and technologically advanced hospital in the Midlands, with brand new gym facilities used in the rehabilitation of the UK’s military patients. Dancers are seen with the hospital’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Service (SEMS). The clinic is led by Dr Kim Gregory, a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine alongside experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists, a dietician, a podiatrist with further support from experienced musculoskeletal radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons as required. The service offers a multi-disciplinary approach and during one hospital visit, dancers can benefit from seeing a number of health professionals who specialise in different areas to support their return to dance. The SEMS team also have links with the University of Birmingham’s High Performance Centre, a world class applied sports science and sports medicine support unit and also liaise closely with the Birmingham Royal Ballet Clinicians.
The SEMS team has treated Dancers with:
acute musculoskeletal injuries (non-surgical fractures and soft tissue injuries)
acute or chronic musculoskeletal symptoms (non-inflammatory)
symptoms which are preventing or restricting an individual’s ability to participate in dance e.g. gastrointestinal symptoms in relation to exercise, dance associated respiratory symptoms
Dancers seeking advice on return to dance following injury or illness
We encourage dancers to involve their dance school, university or company to help us guide and empower the dancers and their support network with knowledge to safely return to dance. Birmingham and the surrounding areas have a large dance community. The SEMS team goal is to provide a specialist NHS Dance injury clinic which offers dancers a bespoke multi-disciplinary service in a brand new hospital setting.
The SEM service provides direct access to:
imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT (CT SPECT) , PET, DEXA and MRA)
individual rehabilitation programmes using specialist equipment
specialist orthopaedic surgeons
neurotrauma specialist with expertise in sports concussion
The University Hospitals Birmingham NIDMS Team