If you require a referral to a specialist, the doctor will advise you during the consultation of the type of referral needed and the department to which you will be referred. You may be given an indication of waiting time for an appointment. You clinician will tell you the department you have been referred to though the specialist you will be assigned to may not be known at the time of referral.
If you have any queries regarding the status of a referral that is currently in the system, please contact the appropriate department at the hospital or secondary care.
If you are referred for other Radiology scans such as CT, Ultrasound, MRI etc you will receive an appointment for these from the hospital.
Blood tests require a blood form to be presented. We hold a weekly phlebotomy (blood) clinic at Abbotswood Medical Centre on Thursday. Appointments are required so please contact reception to book.
This service is restricted and subject to provision of service by the trust.
NHS e-Referral Tracking
If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.
You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.
To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:
- Your date of birth
- Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
- Password – this will be on the second page of your letter
To track an e-Referral, click here.