TableĀ 2

Percentages of general practitioners within each primary care trust who would refer the following patients to primary or secondary sport and exercise medicine (SEM) clinics if they had access to these

Secondary care-based NHS SEM clinicPrimary care-based NHS SEM clinic
LeicesterCVTHLeicesterCVTH
Young patients with MSK problems48.9 (47/90)45.2 (57/126)23.1 (6/26)52.8 (47/89)48.0 (60/125)38.5 (10/26)
Patients who exercise regularly with MSK problems68.9 (62/90)68.3 (86/126)73.1 (19/26)64.0 (57/89)59.2 (74/125)80.8 (21/26)
Elite athletes with MSK problems63.3 (57/90)60.3 (76/126)76.9 (20/26)46.1 (41/89)39.2 (49/125)53.8 (14/26)
All patients with MSK problems14.4 (13/90)19.8 (25/126)7.7 (2/26)29.2 (26/89)36.0 (45/125)19.2 (5/26)
Patients with comorbidities (i.e. obesity/asthma/diabetes) who are interested in taking up exercise30.0 (27/90)40.5 (51/126)11.5 (3/26)47.2 (42/89)45.6 (57/125)30.8 (8/26)
  • CV, Cardiff and Vale; MSK, musculoskeletal; NHS, National Health Service; TH, Tower Hamlets.