If you need a referral to the hospital, having seen the GP, a letter is sent electronically in almost all cases to the Referral Management Service. Letters arriving here are seen by clinicians who can determine how quickly you need to be seen. Our GPs have no influence over hospital waiting times unfortunately.

If you prefer to be seen privately, please let the GP know and the secretary will send your referral letter directly to the consultant at his/her rooms.

If you are waiting on a procedure being undertaken at hospital, following a consultation there, and are concerned about the waiting time, please contact the hospital department directly. We cannot influence the hospital waiting lists for these procedures unfortunately.

If you have been referred, but have yet to be seen, and you feel that your symptoms have deteriorated, please book an appointment with the GP in the first instance.