Getting referred for treatment

Of course, you’re welcome to see any of our practitioners privately if you’d like to receive treatment, and we fully support our clients in making their own healthcare decisions.

Below are some of the other ways you can access treatment:

Referral by a GP

It is not necessary to be referred by your GP if you wish to receive treatment, however all General Practitioners are allowed by the General Medical Council to refer their patients to chiropractors, physiotherapists, chiropodists and anxiety and depression services.

In relation to chiropractic, guidelines from the Royal College of General Practitioners recommend manipulation for spinal problems (Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain, Royal College of General Practitioners, September 1996). Our policy is to work closely with your General Practitioner.

Private medical insurance

Many private medical insurance companies pay for chiropractic treatment, although some may need a GP or consultant referral. Please check with your own individual policy for details.

Industrial injuries & corporate contracts

Chiropractors and physiotherapists treat many occupational-related conditions, and luckily many organisations understand the benefit of providing their staff with access to therapists to alleviate pain. We actively encourage this kind of support for staff, and are happy to enter into contractual arrangements with local companies. For more details, email: julie@barnstaplechiropracticclinic.co.uk

Off-work certification

Chiropractors are authorised to issue Off-Work Certificates as and when they are needed.

Anxiety & Depression Services

This FREE service is for people in North Devon who are 18 years and over who feel stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed. Your GP can refer you or you can refer yourself. For more details see Anxiety and Depression Service page

Contact us to book a free consultation or to discuss your needs.