Acute Disc Service

At NeuroSpine Institute we offer a multi-disciplinary team approach and continually seek to innovate and improve our service pathways to ensure everyone we treat gets the best possible outcome. 

We know it can be difficult for patients in severe pain to access surgeons quickly, so we are excited to announce the launch of our dedicated Acute Disc Service, which aims to help the busy GP, Emergency Physician or Specialist easily refer privately insured or workers’ compensation patients who meet the clinical criteria to get the help that they need, quickly.

Our Service Guarantee

For patients that meet the below criteria, they will be seen within 3 working days by NeuroSpine Institute upon receipt of the referral.

Refer your patient and you’ll be guaranteed access to a surgeon for priority review, all year round !

Referral Criteria

√  Acute – sudden onset of pain (within 30 days)

Plus  

√  Severe leg (Sciatica) or arm pain (Brachalgia) in a radiculopathic (nerve) pattern WITH proven nerve compression (on MRI or CT)

Or  

√  Leg weakness, arm weakness or numbness

*Neck and back pain in isolation is not suitable for this service 

Email referrals to:

acutedisc@nsiwa.com.au

OR

Mark your usual referral with

ACUTE DISC SERVICE 

Acute Disc Service Referral Form

Download Acute Disc Service Referral Form – editable pdf:

Medical Director Referral Template

Our service request form template can be imported into your Medical Director medical software – Please follow instructions below.

Download Medical Director Referral Template:

Template Upload Instructions:

Instructions for importing templates into Medical Director:

Important Note: Do not open a template in MS Word or any word processor to have a look as this may corrupt the template and it will not work in Medical Director.

Downloading the template:

  • Save the template to your computer hard drive eg: my documents

Importing the template into Medical Director:

  • Open Medical Director

From the Main Menu

  • Go to ‘Tools’, then ‘Letter Writer’
  • Click ‘File’ and click ‘New’
  • Click ‘Blank Template’, then ‘OK’
  • Click ‘File and finally click ‘Import’
  • Find the template, highlight it, then click ‘Open’

Saving the template

  • Your final step is to save it permanently in Medical Director. To do this from the Letter Writer in MD
    • Click ‘File’ and then click ‘Save as Template’
    • Give the template a name (Make sure you give the template a name you will recognise later)
    • Once you click ‘Save’, the template will be available for use in Medical Director.

Best Practice Referral Template

Our service request form template can be imported into your Best Practice medical software – Please follow instructions below.

The referral template is also available in the September 2021 Database Release – Search NeuroSpine Institute (WA only).

Download Best Practice Referral Template:

Template Upload Instructions:

Instructions for importing templates into Best Practice:

Important Note: Do not open a template in MS Word or any word processor to have a look as this may corrupt the template and it will not work in Best Practice.

Template upload instructions: https://kb.bpsoftware.net/au/bppremier/jade/Content/General/WordProcessor/Importadocumenttemplate.htm

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