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Referral to a Specialist

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

Why have I been referred?

Your GP will discuss with you (and your carer, if appropriate) about why a referral is being recommended.  It is usually because your GP wants a specialist's help in deciding on the best way to treat your condition.  This might involve referring you for tests or investigations that cannot be carried out in a GP surgery. 

How will I hear about where and when the appointment is?

Your GP will usually send your referral to the hospital electronically (e-referral). A letter with a reference number and password will be sent to the surgery for you to collect in approximately two weeks. You can use the information in the letter to book the appointment online or by phone, or to change or cancel it.

If the speciality you are being referred to is unavailable on e-referral, you will receive a letter from the hospital confirming details of your appointment.

In either case, if you have not recieved any information about your specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred, please contact reception.

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

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