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Referred by your GP to see 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,if appropriate, your carer, 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 give you a reference number and a password you can use to book, change or cancel your appointment on line or by phone.  This system is known as E-referral and in time more GP practices will be referring all patients this way.  Your GP will inform you whether you are being referred by E-referral and when you are able to collect the paperwork from surgery enabling you to book your appointment.  If the speciality you are being referred to to is unavailable on E-referral, you will receive a letter from the hospital confirming your appointment.  

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

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