Community orthopaedics

Providing orthopaedic solutions to outpatients across east Kent.

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Contact us

First appointments
0300 123 1772

Follow-up appointments
0300 123 1681

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Who we are

We are a team of expert orthopaedic clinicians who provide a comprehensive orthopaedic outpatient service across east Kent. The service offers a local, timely alternative to secondary care (acute) outpatient services. We offer early morning and evening appointments at some clinics.

What we do

We assess and diagnose patients and involve them fully in a care plan created for them. We refer patients to surgery or to other services when appropriate, and treat patients with long-standing musculoskeletal problems that have not been resolved through GP management and physiotherapy.

How do you use this service?

You need to be referred by a GP or healthcare professional unless you have previously been seen, in which case you get in touch using the information here.

Your comments

May 2020
Dover

The doctor was amazing. He gave me a thorough appointment and made me understand things I have never knew before. He was the best doctor I ever had.

May 2020
Maidstone

I felt that I had a longer time to talk to the consultant over the phone who took the time to explain everything without the pressure of a busy clinic.

May 2020
Ashford

It was a very in depth appointment over the telephone and I could communicate very easily with the doctor.

May 2020
Thanet

Understanding, knowledgeable approach.

May 2020
Maidstone

In these difficult times it was good to be able to have a discussion regarding my condition, without the stress of getting to an appointment. (Staff name) was very helpful and we were able to discuss an action plan.

March 2020
Gravesham

Very efficient process. I particularly appreciated the collaborative work and approach of the clinician. Receptionists were all helpful and kept me informed.

March 2020
Thanet

Close to home. Open and caring approach to me as a patient. Good explanation of the service and procedure thorough. They gave details of exercises and equipment to strengthen the afflicted area.

March 2020
Gravesham

The clinician is very warm and he exhibits professionalism.

February 2020
Tonbridge

Explanation put over very well on my knee and hip, the pain I am having. I'm sure I shall benefit for any future treatment deemed necessary.

February 2020
Gravesham

The service is very helpful and informative. Particularly as I am physically active, it provides the information I need to aid recovery and also the treatment needed.

February 2020
Gravesham

Physio was thorough, professional in his approach and an excellent source of information. I would highly recommend him without reservation.

February 2020
Gravesham

Good efficient treatment. Felt I got the answer I wanted. Continue the good work.

February 2020
Swale

I feel the consultant was aware of my problems and gave me exercises to do at home.

February 2020
Swale

Very good examination, explanatory and informative. I will do exercises given, hopefully help myself. I have been referred to physio as well.

February 2020
Sevenoaks

Very warm, safe and personable environment. (Staff name) took time and was fully clear and helpful.

February 2020
Swale

I have been seen on time. Pleasant consultant.

February 2020
 Shepway

Very good service. Lovely helpful man.

January 2020
Community Orthopaedics - Shepway

This gentleman was marvellous. He took the time, care and consideration and listened to me. I have been in pain since April 2019, despite going private as well for treatment, physio and acupuncture. I would recommend this gentleman to anyone.

January 2020
Community Orthopaedics - Dover

The male doctor who I saw was very knowledgeable and engaging in conversation including options etc.

December 2019
Maidstone

Found the doctor very helpful.

December 2019
Tonbridge

Very efficient treatment. Doctor explained everything fully.

December 2019
Tonbridge

I was listened to and I felt that my opinion mattered. Everything was explained very clearly.

December 2019
Maidstone

The doctor talked me through the procedure and put me at my ease. There was no delay and the injection was quite quick.

December 2019
Thanet

Very nice, calm, consultant. Explained things very well.

December 2019
Thanet

Very professional and seen on time. Clear and concise advice.

December 2019
Tonbridge

Given plenty of time to ask and answer questions.

December 2019
Maidstone

Staff were friendly and helpful at each stage, I was referred for an MRI which I got extremely quickly and passed back to your service with an appointment in a short space of time, who have referred me to the pain clinic to help further. Many thanks to all concerned. Each time I was seen quickly and there was clear advise on the next stage on both visits.

December 2019
Tonbridge

Very positive experience with a realistic approach taken in the advice given.

December 2019
Swale

Very prompt appointment and on time and a very helpful doctor.

December 2019
Tonbridge

Nice doctor, gave me time and explained everything nicely.

December 2019
Tonbridge

First time in many years I have been told about my knee cap that physio will help - great relief. (staff name) was really great.

December 2019
Maidstone

Very efficient and extremely pleasent and professional clinicians. As previously, throughout the referral process from the Sevenoaks team through to the advanced clinicians, it has been excellent.

July 2019
Shepway

Extremely kind and caring person. Also explaining things to me.

July 2019
Hawhurst

Very thorough with explanations of condition.

July 2019
Maidstone

Was seen very quickly. Clinician was polite and sympathetic to my condition. Explanation was clear.

July 2019
Sevenoaks

Very thorough examination, clear explanation, bang on time, not rushed, treated with respect.

July 2019
Tonbridge

The practitioner was very thorough and explained what he was doing why. Asked many questions to obtain best information.

Jun-19
Dover

Everything was explained well again and required help given.

Jun-19
Gravesham

Brilliant service, got things done.

Jun-19
Tonbridge

Good amount of time and attention given in appointment by a caring clinician.

Jun-19
Hawkhurst

Welcoming, friendly, professional, well explained in simple terms.

Jun-19
Thanet

The lady came accross very professional. She explained lots of things as she examined my feet. Perfect nice lady.

February 2019
Thanet

Very thorough examination to diagnose problem, very experienced and knowledgeable clinician, good to have referrals for further diagnosis and treatment.

February 2019
Tonbridge

Very understanding and thorough. Listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. Excellent service.

February 2019
Deal

First consultant who knew about my problems and how the best way forward.

February 2019
Dover

The first positive experience and very understanding and informative doctor, who clearly explained everything going on with me.

February 2019
Sevenoaks

Efficient - professional service with full explanation of symptoms and recovery plan.

January 2019
Dover

Polite friendly staff made to feel welcome, explained all treatment options to give me the best choice of options.

January 2019
Swale

The service and quality of care shown was totally outstanding.

January 2019
Thanet

Very pleased with explanation, speed of MRI and diagnosis of problem and generally pleasant attitude.

January 2019
Dover

The therapist in question was extremely kind, professional and patient. Also the exercises were hard, but the caring attitude of the therapist made it bearable.

January 2019
Dover

Found the experience very informative. Clinician very exact and helpful. Have some information to go home with.

June 2018
Hawkhurst

Seen on time. Not a rush consultation. Very nice man. Everything explained clearly. Easy to park. Relaxed atmosphere.

June 2018
Swale

The doctor made me feel very comfortable during my appointment. She listened to my concerns responded appropriately

June 2018
Shepway

Very happy with consultation and clinician did everything possible to make appointment feel like a positive experience.

May 2018
Sevenoaks

Excellent staff, proffesional and effective . Thank you.

May 2018
Tonbridge

Very impressed by consultant's attitude, knowledge and understanding.

May 2018
Gravesham

Extremely thorough and pleasant.

April 2018
Dover

Excellent service. Seen on time and not rushed.

April 2018
Shepway

Practitioner very professional but also friendly. Reception friendly. Seen on time.

March 2018
Gravesham

The service was quick and easy to access.

March 2018
Sevenoaks

Staff are very polite. I was given a good explanation as to what was going to happen, and reasons why.

March 2018
Shepway

Friendly understanding and very professional.

March 2018
Hawkhurst

The physio was polite and knowledgable. He quickly diagnosed my issue, listened to my concerns and clearly explained the next steps.

March 2018
Thanet

I am very happy with the treatment plan I have been given. Everything is explained to me and I feel the practitioner is very knowledgeable.

January 2018
Hawhurst

Seen very promptly. Very helpful discussion with the clinician and a way forward discussed and agreed with me

January 2018
Dover

Very good and efficent. On time and informative. Friendly attitude.

January 2018
Gravesham

Quick appointment waiting time. Attentive and knowledgeable practitioner.

January 2018
Sevenoaks

Prompt, efficient, all clearly explained, absolutely no problems. Lovely receptionist, too.

February 2018
Swale

Explained in detail what was going to happen. Made me feel at ease before procedure and explained options to me.

February 2018
Thanet

The care and service from the department and people is outstanding