25.03.2020 GPs have been advised not to make routine referrals to Secondary Care as the NHS has to prioritise services. Patients need to re-attend if there is still a problem when services return to normal.
You may be aware of the Government’s initiative to allow patients to choose which hospital they go to if they need to be referred by their GP for assessment or treatment, and also to choose when they attend for their appointments.
In line with this, the practice operates the NHS e-Referral Service, which means that if one of our Clinician's decides that you need a referral to a hospital, in most cases you will be given the chance to book your appointment at the hospital before you leave the practice.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to do this as we are limited by the information and appointments that are made available to us by the hospitals via the computer system. If we are unable to book your appointment for you our staff will give you all of the information you need to do this yourself.
If you need any assistance with a referral please speak to Emma Aina, Reception Manager