Once you and your GP have agreed to a specialist referral, a letter is written and posted or electronically transferred via the NHS choose and book system to initiate the referral. 

It is usual to hear within 2-3 weeks that your referral is in progress.  It you have not heard within this time, please contact the practice to check the progress of your referral.  This helps ensure that all referrals are processed in a timely manner.

You should let us know if there is any medical information that you would not like us to share with the hospital at the time of referral.   


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