South Devon Osteopaths is contracted to provide NHS musculoskeletal services for back and neck pain on behalf of the NHS in Cornwall.

If you are a patient registered in a GP practice within these boundaries you may be eligible to be referred to this service by your GP.

Access to the service is via:

GP referral only; if you are unsure of your eligibility you will need to speak to your GP.

How Do I make an Appointment?

Booking an appointment

Speak to your GP about a referral.

When you have seen your GP and been referred to us you will need to make an appointment for your initial assessment.

We will not be able to confirm your appointment until we receive your letter of referral from your GP so please leave sufficient time for us to receive your referral before contacting us.

Often an email or fax referral may arrive the same day, although we would recommend waiting until the next morning to contact our reception, a referral sent via the Royal Mail may take two or three days to arrive.

In order to make your first appointment, please phone our reception team on 01803 500155 who are available 0800 am > 7 pm pm Monday to Friday or Saturday 0830 am > 1 pm.

If we do not hear from you within 14 days we will return your referral to your GP.

Who will I be seeing?

All clinicians at South Devon Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GoSc). The GoSc is the body that regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GoSc in order to practise under the title osteopath. The GoSc monitors an Osteopaths qualifications, fitness to practice, continuing professional development and their professional indemnity insurance on a regular basis.

Osteopathic undergraduate students follow a four or five-year full time degree course combining academic and clinical work. Qualification takes the form of a bachelor’s degree in osteopathy – a BSc (Hons), BOst or BOstMed – or a masters degree in osteopathy (MOst). The SDO team all have a minimum BSc (Hons) degree and are all registered with the Gosc.