'Choose and Book' Referrals
Sometimes your GP may wish to refer you to secondary care (hospital), Consultant or Specialist for an opinion. Following your consultation, the GP will dictate a letter to the Consultant specialising in your problem.
Some specialists appointments can now be processed via the Choose and Book system - please note there may be occasions when the referral goes straight to a specific specialist who do not have Choose and Book options.
If your referral is dealt with via the Choose and Book system, the referral letter will be processed and you will be contacted by a member of the admin team within a few days. They will advise you of your options, names of hospitals who offer the service, dates and times available. This is to enable you to choose a hospital, date and time suitable to you. At the present time we are not able to offer 'named' Consultants in all areas.
Not all hospitals offer every service and this will be discussed with you when your appointment is arranged. It is important therefore that you ensure we have an up to date, contactable daytime telephone number on your records so that we can contact you to arrange a suitable appointment. If we are unable to contact you we shall make the appointment on your behalf.