Our current waiting times

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
2 weeks 4 weeks
*This will be dependent on how long it takes for your consultant to agree your treatment plan, following your consultation and the results of any tests.

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.


You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

At Devizes NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.

We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.

Click here for more information about self pay


Knee arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is used to investigate knee problems, including inflammation and injury, or to repair damaged tissue or remove a Baker’s Cyst. An arthroscope – a telescope on a long, thin cord – is inserted through small cuts in the skin. Arthroscopies enable the patient to recover faster from surgery.

Lateral Release

In this surgical procedure, tight structures on the outer part of the kneecap are released to ease knee pain caused by the kneecap being pulled away from its normal alignment.

Therapeutic injection for joint pain relief

Injections are a fast and easy method of easing joint pain and inflammation in the knee caused by arthritis/osteoarthritis. Injections include steroids, to ease inflammation, and Hyaluronate, which helps the joint to move more smoothly.

Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement surgery involves replacing diseased or damaged joint surfaces in the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.

This procedure is carried out at our sister hospital Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre on the outskirts of Bristol. You have the option to attend all outpatient appointments in Devizes though with one of our consultants or the surgeons.

Uni-knee replacement

Unicompartmental knee replacement (or uni-knee replacement) is an option for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee if their arthritis is confined to a single knee compartment (the knee is divided into three major compartments).

This procedure is carried out at our sister hospital Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre on the outskirts of Bristol. You have the option to attend all outpatient appointments in Devizes though with one of our consultants or the surgeons.

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